Anthemis agrestis Wallr.
Anthemis anglica Spreng.
Anthemis australis Willd.
Anthemis brevifolia Lojac.
Anthemis clavata Guss.
Anthemis cyllenea Halácsy
Anthemis gemmellarii Tineo
Anthemis granatensis Boiss.
Anthemis incrassata Loisel.
Anthemis kitenensis Thin
Anthemis nicaeensis Willd.
Anthemis pedunculata laevis (Emb. & Maire) Maire
Anthemis ruthenica requienii Nyman
Anthemis sallei Sennen & Elias
Anthemis sphacelata C.Presl
Anthemis tuberculata laevis Emb. & Maire
Chamaemelum arvense (L.) Hoffmanns. & Link
Common Name: Corn Chamomile
Anthemis arvensis is an erect to decumbent annual plant, branching freely at the base and growing 12 - 50cm tall[
]. The stems often form roots at the nodes[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental in gardens[
The plant has spread widely as a result mainly of being a weed in cereal fields and the seed becoming a contaminant of grain. Although modern screening methods have largely eliminated this cause, the plant is still commonly found as a weed in many areas outside its original native range, such as N. America, Australia and New Zealand.
Europe - Norway to Spain, east to Ukraine and Greece; W. Asia - Turkey, Caucasus; N. Africa - Algeria, Tunisia
A locally common calcicolous plant of arable land and waste places throughout Britain[
|Flies, Beetles, Self
Prefers a sunny position and a well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acid[
]. Succeeds in heavy clay soils.
This species is considered to be one of the best febrifuge species indigenous to France[
]. The flowers and leaves are used[
Seed - best sown outdoors as soon as it is ripe. Most of the seed germinates in the autumn.