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Published In: Flora Pedemontana 1: 185. 1785. (Fl. Pedem.) Name publication detail

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Synonym Text: Anthemis nobilis L., Sp. Pl. 894. 1753; L.H.Bailey, Man. Cult. Pl. (Rev. ed.) 990. 1949; R. R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 714. 1972.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Lectotype: Herb. Clifford: 415, Anthemis No. 1 (BM).
Habitat: “Scotch or low chamomile” is cultivated in Kashmir in flower beds and borders (R.R.Stewart, 1972).
Distribution: Distribution: Europe, N Africa, W. Asia; introduced in N America and elsewhere.


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A perennial, ± pubescent, 10 – 30 cm tall, pleasantly aromatic herb with decumbent or ascending shoots from the base. Leaves sessile, oblong, 1.5 – 5 cm long, 2-3-pinnatisect into linear-subulate or filiform, ± hairy, mucronate ultimate segments. Peduncles 2 – 4 cm long, unthickened in fruit. Capitula radiate, 1.8 – 2.5 cm across. Phyllaries oblong, 3 – 5 mm long, 1.5 – 2 mm wide, obtuse with broad scarious margins, sparsely hairy on midrib. Receptacle conical, chaffy all over, paleae oblong, ± keeled, obtuse. Ray-florets female, fertile, ligules 7 – 10 mm long, white, occasionally absent. Disc-florets yellow, as long as paleae, corolla tube basally swollen, hairy. Cypselas obovoid, 1 – 1.5 mm long, smooth, with 3 faint striae on inner side, bald.
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