Achillea biaristata Spreng.
Anacyclus aristulatus Link ex Nyman
Anacyclus candolii Nyman
Anacyclus capillifolius Maire
Anacyclus divaricatus Cav. ex Steud.
Anacyclus mucronulatus Hort. ex Steud.
Anacyclus pubescens (Willd.) Rchb.
Anacyclus pubescens Brot. ex Link
Anacyclus tomentosus DC.
Anthemis biaristata DC.
Anthemis clavata Desf.
Anthemis incrassata (Hoffmanns. & Link) Link
Anthemis mucronulata Hort. ex Steud.
Anthemis pubescens Willd.
Anthemis sphacelata Willk.
Anthemis tubiformis Guss.
Chamaemelum incrassatum Hoffmanns. & Link
Chamaemelum incrassatum Hoffmanns. ex DC.
Chamaemelum tomentosum All.
Anacyclus clavatus is an annual plant with slender to stout, procumbent to erect stems that can be 7 - 30cm long, exceptionally to 50cm. The plant is usually much-branched from the base, or branches from the middle, often forming a mat of growth[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Anacyclus clavatus is a pernicious weed occupying a considerable range in Mediterranean Europe and Africa. It is a dominant plant in disturbed habitats of north Morocco, Algeria, Tunis and Libya and occurs abundantly in similar habitats in many coastal and inland places of Spain, France, Italy, Jugoslavia, Greece and Turkey. Also it often appears as a casual in various parts of Russia and northern Europe1070].
Europe - Belgium to Spain, east to the Balkans and Greece; Africa - Morocco to Libya; W. Asia - Turkey.
]. Fields, waysides and fallow ground[
Anacyclus clavatus is a very adaptable plant and has spread as a weed from the Mediterranean to northern Europe. Its main limitation seems to be its intolerance of wet soils and high rainfall areas[
Plants in this genus generally require a sunny position[
]. Found in the wild mainly on deep or superficial silty soils and chernozem, but also on other types of soil[
The young stems are used in the treatment of gastric ulcers[