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Tanacetum, genus Tanacetum(noun)
a large genus of plants resembling chrysanthemums; comprises some plants often included in other genera especially genus Chrysanthemum
Tanacetum is a genus of about 160 species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to many regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Common names include Tansy, Costmary, and Feverfew; several other species are also known as tansies. Tanacetum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Bordered Pug, Grey Pug, Lime-speck Pug, Tawny Speckled Pug, Wormwood Pug and the Coleophora case-bearers C. chrysanthemi, C. tanaceti and C. trochilella.
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A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Some species of the CHRYSANTHEMUM and the old Pyrethrum genera have been reclassified to this genus. The common name of tansy usually refers to this but also forms part of the common name of other plants such as Tansy Ragwort (SENECIO) and Tansyaster (HAPLOPAPPUS).
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