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Common name

English: Alecost, Costmary

German: Balsamkraut, Frauenminze, Marienblatt

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Asterales (221)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Tanacetum (4)

            Epithet: balsamita L. (1)

Synonyms: Balsamita vulgaris Willd., Pyrethrum majus (Desf.) Tzvelev

balsamita => an old generic name for alecost (Tanacetum balsamita)

majus => large, big

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

Check for Tanacetum balsamita at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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