The reason I like tansy is it makes such a beautiful dried flower. I particularly like to make wreaths in the fall, and the homey yellow of the tansy really is a nice touch.
As an herb, tansy can make you quite sick (fatal in large doses). In years gone by it was used to worm animals, (and people) and to help keep flies away. I wouldn't experiment on my animals or myself, and I've tried the fly keeping away thing....not really helpful by my standards. So, in my opinion, don't give it to your animals or try drinking it yourself.
|Tansy is just starting to flower here|
|Tansy usually grows in "patches" in the ditches.|
It's not in the farmers field only because they spray.
|Tansy has to be hung upside down until it|
is dry. When it is dry it will hold it's shape.
I keep it on long stems in case I want to use it
in a flower arrangement instead of a wreath.