I dug up a rose that is very special to me and transported here when we moved. It has had a struggle to bloom as every year something seems to like eating the buds when they appear. Long story but I created a herb garden and put the rose with the herbs. The mace I planted this year has gone riotous and surrounded the rose and much to my delight the rose has produced a beautiful bloom surrounded by buds about to open - very late in the year I think. So question is Mace a mammal repellent? I say mammal as I cant think what else would take a whole bud to eat.
I don't know about Mace, but looking at your pic, if I saw that flower in my garden I'd call it Feverfew.
I used to have a large collection of Hostas in my garden (over 70 different ones) and so I used to regularly go on slug and snail patrol, the large snails I used to throw in the pond for the fish to eat, the fish were a good size and quite capable of taking the large snails in their mouth. After a while I started to discover waterlily buds floating in the pond and deduced that the fish thought they were snails and were ripping them off the stalks to eat, once I stopped feeding them snails they stopped associating the lily buds with food and left them alone.
Apparently this is English Mace herb as apposed to the mace from the outer shell of the nutmeg seed (which is a tree) - no wonder there is confusion. Been reading up on it. Apparently it is very insect resistant, so I might try planting it in my veg patch. Still can't find out if it is mammal or bird resistant.