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Tanacetum bipinnatum ssp. huronense (Lake huron tansy)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Tanacetum bipinnatum ssp. huronense

Tanacetum bipinnatum (L.) Sch. Bip. ssp. huronense (Nutt.) Breitung

Lake Huron Tansy

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Chrysanthemum bipinnatum ssp. huronense, Tanacetum huronense, Tanacetum huronense var. bifarium, Tanacetum huronense var. floccosum, Tanacetum huronense var. johannense, Tanacetum huronense var. terrae-novae

USDA Symbol: tabih

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Found in northern North America from Alaska across the whole of Canada, south to Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin in appropriate sandy or gravelly habitat. Fond of sand dunes. Listed as a species of special concern in some Canadian provinces by Canada's SARA (Species at Risk Act) and as of special concern in Maine, threatened in Michigan, and endangered in Wisconsin in the US.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , ME , MI , WI
Canada: NL , SK
Native Habitat: Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand

Mr. Smarty Plants says

Native plants of dune erosion control in Michigan
May 30, 2008
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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Tanacetum bipinnatum ssp. huronense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Tanacetum bipinnatum ssp. huronense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Tanacetum bipinnatum ssp. huronense


Record Modified: 2023-01-27
Research By: TWC Staff

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