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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Nov 29, 2017 7:52 AM CST
Is anyone able to identify this plant, please. I'm pretty sure it's a variety of Tanacetum.
It's growing in my South facing garden and produces bright yellow late Spring flowers, although I tend to cut them off as I prefer the foliage on it's own.
Any suggestions will be very welcome. I've had the plant for nearly 20 years and have been unable to give it a full name.
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plantladylin
Nov 29, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Maybe Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Nov 30, 2017 12:46 PM CST
It definitely isn't a Tansy, but thank you for your attempt to identify it.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 30, 2017 1:40 PM CST
I agree that it isn't tansy -- does it flower, Trish?
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 1, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Hello, Sandy,
Yes it has rather non-descipt yellow flowers in late Spring, quite tatty looking so I cut them off and enjoy the foliage
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lauriebasler
Dec 1, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Yorkshirelass said:Is anyone able to identify this plant, please. I'm pretty sure it's a variety of Tanacetum.
It's growing in my South facing garden and produces bright yellow late Spring flowers, although I tend to cut them off as I prefer the foliage on it's own.
Any suggestions will be very welcome. I've had the plant for nearly 20 years and have been unable to give it a full name.
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Hi,
You feel this is in the TANACETUM FAMILY.
Tansy is the common name for plants in the Tanacetum family. I believe this is an ornamental perennial in my area, I am searching. Are Tansy invasive in your area?
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janinilulu
Dec 1, 2017 12:17 PM CST
Tanacetum crispum?
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plantladylin
Dec 1, 2017 12:34 PM CST
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare 'Crispum')

Or perhaps a variety of Senecio or Jacobaea? One for comparison: Tansy Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)

The description of tatty flowers made me think of Dusty Miller (Jacobaea maritima subsp. maritima) the leaves don't match for that one.
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 2, 2017 9:12 AM CST
Hello, Laurie, Janine and Lin,

Thank you for your suggestions, none of which fit the description of the plant in my garden unfortunately.
Tansy, as a wild flower, is quite rare in North Yorkshire. The one I am trying to identify is definitely an ornamental garden perennial.

I may be totally wrong in thinking it is Tanacetum, but that's what the foliage reminds me of.
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LorettaNJ
Dec 2, 2017 9:36 AM CST
I'm rushing this but it looks a little like achillea clypeolata but I really don't have a good photo comparison.
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 2, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Hi Loretta,

Thank you for your suggestion, but it definitely not Achillea clypeolata.
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LorettaNJ
Dec 2, 2017 9:54 AM CST
It might be helpful if you described the flowers a little better.
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 2, 2017 10:21 AM CST
As I mentioned earlier, the yellow flowers are quite untidy. They are like a small daisy growing about 2-3" above the foliage on woody stems
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LorettaNJ
Dec 2, 2017 11:37 AM CST
So a flower with a center disk and rays.
I keep thinking I know this plant but I think it is looking familiar to me is because it looks so much like my oriental poppy, Victoria Louise, which of course, it is not.
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janinilulu
Dec 2, 2017 11:53 AM CST
Does the foliage have any scent? Could it be an Anthemis of some kind?
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 3, 2017 10:33 AM CST
Yes, the foliage is slightly aromatic, not as strong as an Anthemis I have though.
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Silversurfer
Dec 3, 2017 11:24 AM CST
Interesting.
Have had a good go to id this with no joy.

When did you take those pics?
How tall is it?
Is it deciduous ot evergreen.?
Is it woody at the base?

Maybe we will need to wait for next year and pics to show the flowers.
Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Dec 3, 2017 12:20 PM CST
The picture was taken early Summer.
It's about 6" tall and has a spread of around 12"
Evergreen with a woody base.

I appreciate everyone's help, as I mentioned at the start it's been a puzzle to me for years and as I work with plants I really should know it!
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LorettaNJ
Dec 5, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Well, if nothing comes of this, you must post the flower in the spring as we all want to know now and a clear photo of the leaf margins.
Here are some links to Yarrow Moonshine which is as close as I've found so far even though I know you say it isn't a yarrow but maybe it will spark something. Is the plant present now?
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Name: Trish
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Yorkshirelass
Feb 16, 2018 10:14 AM CST
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I am still trying to indentify this plant. These photos were taken 16/02/18. The plant has held it's semi-wooden state throughout winter, and recent frost and snow hasn't damaged the youngest foliage. The old foliage dropped in Autumn.
If anyone is able to help I shall be very grateful. I'll post another photo when the flowers appear in Spring.
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