Anthemis cotula
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Anthemis cotula

stinking chamomile
dog fennel
cotula fetida
stinking mayweed
pigsty daisy

  family asteraceae 
  genus anthemis 

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Genus  Anthemis Species  cotula Variety  Cultivar  Common names  stinking chamomile   dog fennel   mayweed   cotula fetida   stinking mayweed   pigsty daisy Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S13773 Data source  Allergy p283;DyePl p58;MedPl p167;Frgnt p262
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Anthemis cotula has mild rank smelling leaves. Green and green are common colors produced with Pigsty daisy (also known as stinking mayweed, cotula fetida, dog fennel, mayweed and stinking chamomile). Cotula Fetida was used in Bosnia and Herzegovina for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Oct 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antispasmodic Medicinal parts  Flowers   Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Causes skin blisters. Medicinal notes  Anthemis cotula has been traditionally used as an antispasmodic. The flowers and the leaves are used in herbal preparations. Causes skin blisters. Although this plant is freely wind-pollinated, it shouldn't pose too much difficulty to the hay fever susceptible. June to October is the usual season for causing hay-fever problems.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  rank odor Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Rank Dye parts  Dye color  green,yellow
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anthemis cotula occurs throughout US. Pigsty daisy (in some places called stinking mayweed, cotula fetida, dog fennel, mayweed and stinking chamomile) may have originated from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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