Anthemis cotula L.


Genus: Anthemis

Catalan common name: Camamil·la pudenta.

Spanish common name: Magarzuela. Manzanilla hedionda.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Cabrera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Some regions

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Therophytic calicole fields. Cultivated fields.

Characteristics: An annual plant with a very disagreeable odour, while Anthemis arvensis, which lives in the same environments, is odourless. Capitols are borne upon foliose stems the branch at the superior part. The flowers of the interior of the capitol are all tubular and yellow in colour while the marginal are have white ligules. Conical receptacle. Leaves sparse. 2-3 pinnatisect with segments narrow and lineal. Achenes tuberculate.