Tansy Aster
Tansy Aster
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LATIN NAME
Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

LONGEVITY
Annual

SEASON
Warm

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Also known as, “Tahoka daisy” and “Daggerflower”.
• Flowers May to October.
• Adapted to sandy soils on plains, hillsides and slopes, often in disturbed areas.
• Not a true aster, due to the spine-tipped leaves.
• Deer and antelope will browse the leaves. Of little value to livestock.
• The Navajo Indians would reduce nasal congestion by taking the dried roots as a sneeze-inducing snuff.

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