dog-fennel, mayweed, stinking chamomile, stinking-cotula
[Maruta cotula (L.) DC.]
Etymology: Anthemis: from the Greek anthemon, "flower," for their profuse blooming, and the Greek name for Chamaemelum nobile, of which chamomile tea is made
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-36" tall, foul smelling forb with many branches; taprooted
Leaves: alternate, 2-3 times pinnately-divided, feathery
Flowers: head 3/4"-1 1/4" wide, mostly 10-16 white rays and yellow, 1/4"-1/3" wide disk; inflorescence solitary, short stalked heads at the ends of the branches; blooms May-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed sites, farmyards
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"