Taxon  Report   392    
Anthemis cotula  L.
Dog fennel,  Mayweed, dog fennel, Stinking chamomile
Anthemis cotula
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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Anthemis cotula
© 2008 Keir Morse
Anthemis cotula
© 2008 Keir Morse
Anthemis cotula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Anthemis cotula
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Anthemis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Anthemis foetida
ICPN: Chamaemelum cotula
ICPN: Chamaemelum foetidum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).