Machaeranthera tanacetifolia
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Machaeranthera tanacetifolia

tanseyleaf tansyaster
Tahoka daisy
Tohoka daisy

  family compositae 
  genus machaeranthera 

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Genus  Machaeranthera Species  tanacetifolia Variety  Cultivar  Common names  tanseyleaf tansyaster   Tahoka daisy   Tohoka daisy Family  COMPOSITAE Specimen number  S11933 Data source  HtZn p138;Xeri p278
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Rocky Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 07a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-05 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Machaeranthera tanacetifolia can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 0� Fahrenheit. Tanseyleaf tansyaster (also known as Tahoka daisy and Tohoka daisy) needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are rocky. It does well in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Machaeranthera tanacetifolia tends to self-sow year after year with little effort.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Machaeranthera tanacetifolia has an annual life cycle. Leaves: Tanseyleaf tansyaster (locally known in some parts as Tahoka daisy and Tohoka daisy) has deeply cut sharply pointed leaves. Flowers: This plant has daisy like flowers. Blossoms in such colors as violet, red and lavender are common with prominent gold and blue accents.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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