|Scientific Name||Anthemis arvensis|
|Common Names||English: Corn chamomile; German: Acker-Hundskamille, French: Anthémis des champs|
|Description||Annual or hardy-annual (facultative biennial) seed-propagated weed with a spindle-shaped root and slight chamomile scent.|
Receptacle of the flower head filled with paleas (Matricaria species have hollow or pulpy filled receptacle).
Very small, broad oval, light green, sessile, prostrate.
Erect, usually ramified, often lightly haired, up to 50 cm (19.68 inch) high.
Usually multi-pinnatifid with broad, linear-lanceolate, undivided or doubly to triply dentate tips, softly haired.
Heads single, with yellow disk florets and white ray florets.
Receptacle conical toward the end of the flower, filled.
Early summer - autumn.
One-seeded indehiscent fruit.
Germination from autumn - spring. Seeds are slightly crooked and costate.
Viability of Seeds
> 10 years.
5,000 seeds/plant, surface germination.
Arable land, waste places.
A. arvensis prefers lighter sandy soils and is an indicator of soil acidification.
Additional Crop Information
Also in open stands in clover crops but rarely in rye.
Very adaptable to different temperatures for germination; however, not very competitive in dense crop stands.
Useful non-chemical contribution to Integrated Weed Management
Easy to control with mechanical weeding.
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