Anthemis arvensis (Mayweed) Corn chamomile
Species: A. arvensis
Binomial name: Anthemis arvensis
Common names: Corn chamomile, Field chamomile, Scentless chamomile
Anthemis arvensis is an annual growing to 0.4 m by 0.3 m. It originates from Europe, N. Africa, Caucasian to Iran and Iraq. It is hardy and is not frost tender.
The plant can grow in all soil types (acid or alkaline). It cannot grow in the shade.
The leaves are alternate and pinnately divided. The inflorescence is a single pedunculate flower (1.2cm in diameter, 4-5mm tall) on a stem. It has +/-15 white petals per head (1.5cm long, 5-6mm broad). The yellow centre disk is 1.2cm broad, becoming globose with age.
The flowers are hermaphrodite (Have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by flies, beetles, self. The plant is self-fertile.
The flowers receptacle cut in half.
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