ANOTHER FLOWER IN HER CAP OF ACCOMPLISHMENT!
I have a love/hate relationship with Tansy. As an extremely invasive plant, I pull about 95% of them. The other 5%, I let grow in clumps away from the gardens. I see why some states prohibit the planting of this golden-faced button. I believe they would grow through concrete.
A few interesting facts; Tansy was used as an embalming herb and used to preserve meat. It was also used to deter pests. In Greek, it means immortality. This made me laugh, you should see what I have done to try to get rid of this, it truly is immortal. Zeus was said to have made Ganymede immortal by giving the latter Tansy on Mount Olympus. Of course, its not recommended for us normal folks 😊
The rendering above was created by Elizabeth Blackwell. She is my favorite botanical illustrator besides my friend, Darren. I did straighten, and clean up…
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