Anthemis arvensis
ANTHEMIS arvensis Köhler.png
Corn chamomile[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Anthemis
A. arvensis
Binomial name
Anthemis arvensis
L. (1753)
  • Anthemis agrestis Wallr.
  • Anthemis anglica Spreng.
  • Anthemis granatensis Boiss.
  • Anthemis kitenensis Thin
  • Anthemis sallei Sennen & Elias
  • Chamaemelum arvense (L.) Hoffmanns. & Link
  • Anthemis cyllenea Halácsy, syn of subsp. cyllenea
  • Anthemis australis Willd., syn of subsp. incrassata
  • Anthemis clavata Guss., syn of subsp. incrassata
  • Anthemis gemmellarii Tineo, syn of subsp. incrassata
  • Anthemis incrassata Loisel., syn of subsp. incrassata
  • Anthemis nicaeensis Willd., syn of subsp. incrassata
  • Anthemis brevifolia Lojac., syn of subsp. sphacelata
  • Anthemis sphacelata C.Presl, syn of subsp. sphacelata

Anthemis arvensis, also known as corn chamomile, mayweed, scentless chamomile,[5] or field chamomile[6][7] is a species of flowering plant in the genus Anthemis, in the aster family. It is used as an ornamental plant.


Photo from Karlsruhe, Germany.
Photo from Calvi, France.
Macaronesia: Azores, Canary Islands
Northern Africa: Algeria, Tunisia
Western Asia: Sinai, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Caucasus: Georgia, North Caucasus
Northern Europe: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Central Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
East Europe: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Crimea
Southeastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Crete, Italy, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Sardinia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovenia
Southwestern Europe: France Corsica, Portugal, Spain, Balearic Islands

Widely naturalized in North and South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia.[8][9][10][11][12][13]


Subspecies accepted by the Plant List maintained by Kew Gardens in London[2]
  • Anthemis arvensis subsp. arvensis
  • Anthemis arvensis subsp. cyllenea (Halácsy) R.Fern.
  • Anthemis arvensis subsp. incrassata (Loisel.) Nyman
  • Anthemis arvensis subsp. sphacelata (C.Presl) R.Fern.


  1. ^ illustration from Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen in naturgetreuen Abbildungen mit kurz erläuterndem Texte : Atlas zur Pharmacopoea germanica, by Franz Eugen Köhler, 1883-1914
  2. ^ a b "Search results — The Plant List".
  3. ^ Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem. "Details for: Anthemis arvensis ". Euro+Med PlantBase. Freie Universität Berlin. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  4. ^ "Anthemis arvensis". International Plant Names Index (IPNI). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  5. ^ "Anthemis arvensis L." Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 June 2008.
  6. ^ a b Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (1994-08-23). "Taxon: Anthemis arvensis L." Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-16.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Anthemis arvensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  8. ^ "Anthemis arvensis in Flora of Pakistan @".
  9. ^ "Anthemis arvensis in Flora of North America @".
  10. ^ "Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map".
  11. ^ Australia, Atlas of Living. "Anthemis arvensis : Field Chamomile".
  12. ^ Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Chile. Gayana, Bot. 42: 1–157.
  13. ^ Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. M. Welman, E. Retief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. Van Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Memoirs of the Botanical Survey of South Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).

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