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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, often aromatic; herbage strigose to long-soft-hairy or +- glabrous. Stem: 1--5+, decumbent to erect, generally branched. Leaf: most cauline, alternate, petioled or sessile, +- obovate to spoon-shaped, 1--3-pinnately divided. Inflorescence: heads radiate [discoid], 1 or in rounded to flat-topped clusters; involucre obconic to hemispheric or wider, phyllaries persistent, generally 21--35+, +- graduated in 3--5 series, free, generally lanceolate, oblong, or elliptic, margin and tip scarious, receptacle hemispheric to narrowly conic, paleate throughout or distally; paleae awl-shaped or elliptic to obovate. Ray Flower: (0)5--20+, pistillate or sterile (style present); corolla white [yellow or pink]. Disk Flower: generally 100--300+; corolla generally yellow, tube << funnel-shaped throat, swollen, lobes +- triangular; anther tip +- ovate; style tips truncate. Fruit: obovoid to obconic or top-shaped, round or 4-angled, generally 10-ribbed, smooth or tubercled, glabrous; pappus 0 or crown-like.
Species In Genus: +- 175 species: Europe, western Asia, northern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: flower) Note: Cota tinctoria (L.) Guss. [Anthemis tinctoria L. in TJM (1993)] occasional escape from cultivation.
Unabridged Note: Cota tinctoria (L.) J. Gay ex Guss. (Anthemis tinctoria L. in TJM (1993)) occasional escape from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Linda E. Watson
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AnthemisPrevious taxon: Antennaria umbrinella
Next taxon: Anthemis arvensis
Citation for this treatment: Linda E. Watson 2016. Anthemis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=314, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.