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Useful Temperate Plants

Anthemis arvensis

L.

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

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
Drawings of the plant
Photograph by: Ko?hler, F.E., Medizinal Pflanzen, vol. 3: t. 10 (1890)
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General Information

Anthemis arvensis is an erect to decumbent annual plant, branching freely at the base and growing 12 - 50cm tall[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
]. The stems often form roots at the nodes[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is sometimes grown as an ornamental in gardens[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].
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.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.

Range

Europe - Norway to Spain, east to Ukraine and Greece; W. Asia - Turkey, Caucasus; N. Africa - Algeria, Tunisia

Habitat

A locally common calcicolous plant of arable land and waste places throughout Britain[
17
Title
Flora of the British Isles.
Publication
 
Author
Clapham, Tutin and Warburg.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
1962
ISBN
-
Description
A very comprehensive flora, the standard reference book but it has no pictures.
].

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsFlies, Beetles, Self
Self-fertileYes
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a sunny position and a well-drained soil that is neutral to slightly acid[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
,
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Succeeds in heavy clay soils.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

This species is considered to be one of the best febrifuge species indigenous to France[
4
Title
A Modern Herbal.
Publication
 
Author
Grieve.
Publisher
Penguin
Year
1984
ISBN
0-14-046-440-9
Description
Not so modern (1930's?) but lots of information, mainly temperate plants.
]. The flowers and leaves are used[
4
Title
A Modern Herbal.
Publication
 
Author
Grieve.
Publisher
Penguin
Year
1984
ISBN
0-14-046-440-9
Description
Not so modern (1930's?) but lots of information, mainly temperate plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - best sown outdoors as soon as it is ripe. Most of the seed germinates in the autumn.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-03-03. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Anthemis+arvensis>

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