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Anthemis arvensis - L.

Common Name Corn Chamomile
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A locally common calcicolous plant of arable land and waste places throughout Britain[17].
Range Most of Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Anthemis arvensis Corn Chamomile


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Anthemis arvensis Corn Chamomile
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Summary

Anthemis arvensis or scentless chamomile is considered to be one of the best febrifuge species indigenous to France. Commonly known as corn chamomile, mayweed, scentless chamomile, or field chamomile.


Physical Characteristics

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Anthemis arvensis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Flies, beetles, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Febrifuge.

This species is considered to be one of the best febrifuge species indigenous to France[4]. The flowers and leaves are used[4].

Other Uses

Can be used as an ornamental plant.

Cultivation details

Prefers a sunny position and a well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acid[1, 200]. Succeeds in heavy clay soils.

Propagation

Seed - best sown outdoors as soon as it is ripe. Most of the seed germinates in the autumn.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Colorado (scentless chamomile) B list (noxious weeds)

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Anthemis cotulaMayweed, Stinking chamomile12
Anthemis tinctoriaYellow Camomile, Golden chamomile, Dyers' Chamomile, Golden Marguerite01

 

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