Known as: Common Tansy, Tansy
Latin Name: Tanacetum vulgare (Asteraceae)
Description: Tansy is the common name for the whole family.
Member of the daisy family. Common Tansy grows to about 3 feet high
and has deeply divided, fern-like leaves with saw-toothed edges and yellow,
strong-scented flowers in a flat cluster at the top of the plant.
Poisonous Parts: Leaves, stems. Low toxicity. Tanecetin
oil is the probable cause of the symptoms.
Symptoms: Salivating, colic, abdominal pain.
Treatment: Contact your veterinarian if symptoms are severe.
Prevent your pet from eating any more of the plant.
Image courtesy of Brousseau California Flora Photos.