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Mayweed - Anthemis cotula
Other Names:  Stinking Chamomile, Stinking Chamomile, Camomille Maroute, Dog Fennel, Stinking Chamomile

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems erect, simple or branched, 10–60 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely villous, aromatic. Leaves oblong, 15–50 mm long; ultimate segments linear. Peduncles 2–7 cm long. Involucre 7–11 mm wide, sparsely villous. Rays 10 to 15, white, sterile; ligules 5–10 mm long. Disk corolla 2–3 mm long, glandular. Achenes 1–2 mm long, sparsely glandular; angles glabrous (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Range Comments
Introduced throughout North America; native to Europe (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 23

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  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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