Scientific NameAnthemis arvensis
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The leaves are alternate and highly dissected (bipinnatifid). The younger leaves are covered in wooly hairs. The petioles (leaf stalks) are flattened and often have pinnate lobes along the margin.
The stems branch mostly from the base of the plant and are covered in fine hairs. The leaves are highly dissected and young leaves are covered in fine hairs. The plant can grow up to 20 inches tall. Each stem ends in a white ray flower with a yellow center. Corn chamomile can look similar to mayweed chamomile, but corn chamomile will most likely be much hairier than mayweed chamomile. Also, mayweed chamomile has an unpleasant smell, while corn chamomile does not have a distinct odor.
Flower Seed Head
Ray with white petals and yellow center.
Fruit is an achene that lacks any tufts of hair. The achene is grooved from top to bottom.
Crop fields, pastures and waste areas
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval