Anthemis arvensis L.
  • Sp. Pl.: 894 (1753)
  • Chaminella faussa d'er

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Anthemis arvensis L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 21 Jun 2021'

General Information

Annuals (sometimes persisting), (5–)10–30+[–80] cm, not notably scented. Stems green or reddish, decumbent (sometimes rooting at nodes) or ascending to erect, branched mostly proximally, ± strigoso-sericeous or villous, glabrescent. Leaf blades 15–35 × 8–16 mm, 1–2-pinnately lobed (ultimate lobes triangular to narrowly elliptic or linear). Peduncles mostly 4–15 cm (sometimes clavate in fruit). Involucres 6–13 mm diam., ± villous. Receptacles paleate throughout; paleae lanceolate to oblanceolate, weakly navicular (± carinate), 3–4+ mm (including acuminate-spinose tips). Ray florets 5–20, pistillate, fertile; corollas white, rarely tinged with pink, laminae 5–15 mm. Disc corollas (sometimes tinged with purple) 2–3(–4) mm. Cypselae 1.7–2+ mm, ribs smooth or weakly tuberculate (sometimes separated by relatively deep furrows); pappi 0 or coroniform (0.01+ mm). 2n = 18.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora of North America @
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    "Similar to no. 3 [Anthemis cotula L.], commonly a little more hairy, and not ill-scented; lvs appearing a little less finely dissected; heads averaging a little larger; rays pistillate and fertile; receptacle chaffy throughout, its bracts softer, paleaceous, with short, cuspidate awn-tip; achenes not tuberculate; 2n=18. Fields and waste places; native of Europe, naturalized over most of the U.S., and widespread in our range. May–Aug."

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    Annual or biennial, sparingly to densely hairy, decumbent or erect, up to 50 (-80) cm tall herb. Leaves ovate-oblong, 1.5 – 5 cm long, 0.5 – 1.5 cm wide, 1-3-pinnatisect into ± hairy, linear-oblong or linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute-mucronate ultimate segments. Peduncles slender, not or slightly to distinctly upwardly thickened in fruit. Capitula radiate, 1 – 4 cm across. Phyllaries oblong or oblong-obovate, outer acute, inner subacute to obtuse, hyaline to pale-brown scarious margined, hairy. Receptacle convex to elongated and conical especially in fruit, 2 – 10 x 2 – 3 mm, ± contracted, acute or attenuate to the tip. Phyllaries mostly lanceolate to oblanceolate, nearly as long as disc-florets, ± stiff acuminate apically, subpersistent. Ray-florets 12 – 15, fertile, corolla tube glabrous, ligules oblong-elliptic, 3.5 – 17 x 2.5 – 5 mm, white, deciduous. Disc-florets yellow, occasionally purplish-tinged, 2.5 – 3.5 mm long, basally not or very slightly inflated, glabrous. Cypselas obconical, 2 – 2.5 mm long, squarish in cross section, smooth, usually 10-ribbed, ribs thickened, obtuse, apex with a thickened undulating rim or a short lacerate hyaline auricle.

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    20–50 cm hoch, kahl oder zerstreut behaart, wenig aromatisch. Blätter 2–3fach fiederschnittig, ungestielt, mit schmal-lanzettlichen, stachelig zugespitzten Zipfeln. Blütenköpfe einzeln, Durchmesser 2–3 cm. Zungenblüten weiss, 5–12 mm lang, <

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    5–10. Äcker, Schuttplätze, kollin-montan(-subalpin). CH.

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    Other Local Names

    Chaminella faussa d'erRaeto-RomanceCH
    Anthémis des champsFrenchCH
    Camomilla bastardaItalianCH


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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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