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Bayer Code : antal

Scientific name: Anthemis altissima L.

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Cota altissima Gay, Anthemis cota L. non Alior

Classification: Compositae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: Anthemis altissima

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Hohe Hundskamille ; ES : manzanilla altísima ; FR : anthémis élevé ; IT : camomilla brucia-occhi ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons elliptical to ovate, with tip rounded, sessile.

- Leaves divided, pinnate.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 30-90 cm.

- Stem erect, simple or branched at the base,


- Leaves slightly amplexicaul at the base, finely divided (2-3) times. Divisions protracted in a long whitish and straight mucro.

- External flowers white, ligulated ; yellow central flowers flanked by palea, truncated and terminated by mucro of same size. Flower in large capitulum ( 30-35 mm), borne by wide peduncles, hollow at top. Clustered branches which bears fructiferous capitulum are long and bushy on the capitulum.

- Plant with characteristic odour when seedling is crushed.

- Risk of confusion with Anthemis arvensis L., Athemis cotula L., Anacyclus valentus L., Anacyclus clavatus (Desf.) Pers., Anacyclus radiatus Loisel., Chamaemelum fuscatum (Brot.) Vasc., Chamaemelum mixtum (L.) All.

- Biological type: annual.

Mistake with: Anthemis arvensis , Anthemis cotula , Anacyclus valentinus , Anacyclus clavatus , Anacyclus radiatus , Chamaemelum fuscatum , Chamaemelum mixtum

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