Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Sch. Bip.
Common Name: FEVERFEW
Synonym: Chrysanthemum parthenium
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Chrysanthemum parthenium of Michigan Flora.

A European species, often cultivated but tending to be persistently weedy. Roadsides, shores, pastures, yards, trails, dumps; often near present or former sites of human habitation. First collected in 1883 in Keweenaw Co.

This is a bushy, leafy, aromatic plant, long reputed to have medicinal properties. It is also the source of an insecticide.


Barry County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Leelanau County
Newaygo County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 13, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=500.