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Tansy is a native of Europe and also grows wild in the Eastern United States, where it is cultivated commercially. It was a common cottage-garden herb in medieval times, when it was used as an insect repellent, a strewing herb and as a source of orange dye.
During the Middle Ages, the strong, bitter, and some say unpleasant, flavor of the leaves was no barrier to the herb's use in salads, desserts, and cakes while tansy pancakes, which include thyme, marjoram and parsley, were a traditional feasting dish at Eastertime.
A large but graceful plant, Tansy can grow to 90 cm, with a spread of some 60 cm. it has dark green pinnate leaves about 15 cm in long, and umbel- like cluster of small, dome-shaped flowers, bright, deep yellow and very attractive.
Sweet, herbaceous odour with sweet undertones.
Deep blue colored liquid.