This section is from the book "The Botanical Magazine; Or, Flower-Garden Displayed", by William Curtis. Also available from Amazon: The Botanical Magazine; or, Flower-Garden Displayed, Volume I.
Tanacetum Flabelliforme. Fan-Leaved Tansy.
Syngenesia Polygamia Superflua.
Recept. nudum. Pappus submarginatus. Cal. imbricatus, hemisphaericus. Cor. radii obsoletae, trifidae. Linn. (interdum nullae omnesque flosculi hermaphroditi.) Murr.
TANACETUM flabelliforme corymbis simplicibus, foliis deltoidibus apice serratis. L'Herit. Sert. Angl. t. 27. Ait. Hort. Kew. V. 3. p. 169.
There is a neatness in the appearance of this plant, which joined to the singular form of its foliage, varying also from the general hue, entitles it to a place in the green-house.
Mr. Masson discovered it at the Cape, and introduced it here in 1774. Ait. Kew.
It flowers from May to August, grows freely, and is usually propagated by cuttings.