Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium


Short to medium, strongly aromatic plant. Stems erect or ascending branched above. Leaves often rather a yellowish green. Flowerheads white with a yellow disc, daisy like. 10 to 25 mm with many in a lax flat topped cluster rays spreading.

Identification difficulty

Scrub, rocky places, banks walls and waysides. Often found close to buildings.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History

Biennial or short lived perennial. Now established as a wild plant, probably originally from garden stock.

UK Status

Widespread over much of Britain except the north of Scotland.

VC55 Status

Fairly common as an established wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 196 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map