Floral Friday – Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)

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It’s Floral Friday and I’m featuring a common roadside weed that has some interesting properties. The leaves has a pungent medicinal fragrance when crushed, I was intrigued to learn that it was used to place in coffins as a type of embalming as well as a number of medicinal uses.

These flowers were found growing along the roadside on Taylor Road in New Ipswich, NH.

Tanacetum vulgare (Tansy)
Tanacetum vulgare (tansy)

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