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Anthemis arvensis
corn chamomile, field chamomile

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the northern Great Plains in the U.S, widespread from the midwestern U.S. to eastern North America.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas generally at low elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Ill-smelling, glabrous, branched annual, 1-6 dm. tall.


Leaves 2-6 cm. long, 2 or 3 times pinnatifid, with narrow segments.


Heads fairly numerous, short-pedunculate at the ends of the branches, the disk 6-11 mm. wide, becoming ovoid at maturity; involucre with a few soft hairs, the bracts imbricate, soft and thin, with a hard, sharp awn tip; rays 10-20, white, pistillate and fertile; disk flowers perfect and yellow; receptacle chaffy throughout; pappus none.


Achenes sub-terete, 10-ribbed, without glandular bumps.

Accepted Name:
Anthemis arvensis L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 894. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Anthemis arvensis L. var. arvensis
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Anthemis arvensis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Anthemis arvensis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Anthemis arvensis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Anthemis arvensis photos.

USDA Plants: Anthemis arvensis information.

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