Tanacetum balsamita (Costmary, Bible Leaf)
I have grown Costmary for many years in my herb garden, and I love this perennial herb for lots of reasons: it has an addictive, fresh minty fragrance; its large, bright green leaves bespeak springtime; it has pretty little yellow button flowers in summer; and, most of all, I just like the sound of the name, "Costmary." The leaves can be used for tea and, if dried, for adding to drawers and cupboards. I once pressed a large leaf in a book, and it made the nicest bookmark I have ever had. I didn't know then that a common name for Costmary is "Bible Leaf" because of its use as fragrant bookmarks. Costmary may need to be given a little sprucing up from time to time to keep it tidy, but other than that, it's a joy to have. Sun. Zones 6-9. Quarts. (Photo from Wiki Commons).