Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Stinking Chamomile at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-80-002:
Anthemis cotula FAMILY Asteraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stinking Chamomile, Stinking Mayweed, Dog-fennel, Chigger-weed
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Gill Newberry gn05_anthemis_cotula
Resembles Oxeye Daisy but with smaller flowers and finely dissected foliage, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Stephanie C. Brundage scb_060116hayesvillenc_02
June Clay County NC
Leaves 2-3x finely divided into narrow linear lobes. Ill-smelling, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).
Stephanie C. Brundage scb_061116hayesville_07
June Clay County NC
Clay County Native Botanical Garden
Solitary flowers on long stalks from upper leaf axils with 10-16 white rays, per Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)
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Simple: 2- or 3-pinnately dissected
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers sterile
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p380
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p201
- Wildflowers of Tennessee (Carman, 2005) p274
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p323
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p207
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