Tanacetum parthenium (Linnaeus 1753) Schultz 1844 (Family Asteraceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-60cm
Biennial
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 11.6)
Origin: Southeast Europe

Protective Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Bornyl Acetate, Camphene, Camphor,
Chrysanthenone, Cymene, Pinene, Terpinene
Sesquiterpenoids Farnesene, Parthenolide, Spathulenol
Saponins Amyrin
Coumarins Isofraxidin
Flavonoids Apigenin, Centaureidin, Fisetin, Jaceidin,
Kaempferol, Luteolin, Quercetin, Naringenin, Santin
Other Phenolics Caffeoylquinic Acid, Tannins
Other Acids Anthemic
Sterols Sitosterol

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Episyrphus balteatus
Parasites:
Puccinia tanaceti

Chromatomyia horticola
Possible Parasites:
Liriomyza strigata
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui
Sapivores:
Several Aphididae

Orthocephalus coriaceus

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Feverfew


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