Anthemis melampodina, Negev Chamomile,
Hebrew: קחוון הנגב, Arabic: الأربيان أسود القدم

Scientific name:  Anthemis melampodina Delile
Common name:  Negev Chamomile
Hebrew name:  קחוון הנגב
Arabic name:  الأربيان أسود القدم
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  15-25 cm tall, pubescent or tomentose herb with ascending branches from near the base
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected twice or more
Flowers:  White ray petals, yellow disc
Fruits / pods:  Cypselas tuberculate
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Anthemis melampodina, Negev Chamomile,الأربيان أسود القدم, קחוון הנגב

Derivation of the botanical name:
Anthemis. Chamomile. From Greek chamos, "ground", melos, "apple." Anthemis is the Greek name for this plant which has a long history, as a flavoring herb and in medicine.
melampodina, melas, μελαϛ, black, dark; "black foot".
The Hebrew word: קחוון, kahvan from Arabic, أقحوان,'aqhawan, קחואן.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778–1850), botanist.

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