CORN CHAMOMILE

Anthemis arvensis

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

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flower
flower8white
inner
inner8yellow
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZMany
stem
stem8round

30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Grows to half a metre high. Here growing between bracken.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
A mass of white flowers with yellow centres.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Almost upright with finely divided stem leaves. Stem greyish downy.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Numerous white petals with few serrations at the tip.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Flowers 20 to 40mm across. Petals pleated.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Yellow florets have five petals.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The rear bracts are all green, but downy hairy.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Downy hairs.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
Central florets are hemi-spherically domed. Petals can be either straight out or drooping down like a skirt.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
The stem leaves are markedly downy beneath, and pinnately divided.


30th Aug 2009, Philips Park, Prestwich, Lancs. Photo: © RWD
With triangular shaped teeth. The leaves are broader than they are for most other Mayweeds or Chamomiles.


Some similarities to : Other Chamomiles and Mayweeds.

Inhabits limy soils as a weed on arable land.

Corn Chamomile belongs in the same Genus as Stinking Chamomile and Sicilian Chamomile (anthemis but Chamomile itself belongs to Genus chamaemelum


  Anthemis arvensis  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  
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CORN CHAMOMILE

Anthemis arvensis

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

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