Tanacetum camphoratum Less.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Tanacetum douglasii
USDA Symbol: TACA2
A leafy, lightly hairy plant, growing in patches, with feathery leaves, aromatic when crushed, and stems topped by open clusters of small, button-like, yellow flower heads.
Recent interpretation suggests there are only trivial differences between this more widespread race (formerly classified as T. douglasii) and the race known as Camphor Dune Tansy, which grows near San Francisco, is densely hairy, and lacks any suggestion of rays around the flower head.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to northern California.
Native Habitat: Coastal sand dunes.
Find Seed or Plants
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Tanacetum camphoratum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tanacetum camphoratum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tanacetum camphoratum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff