Anthemis pseudocotula, Common Chamomile,
Hebrew: קחוון מצוי, Arabic: قَحْوان كاذِب, Egypt: اربيان "Erbyyan"

Scientific name:  Anthemis pseudocotula Boiss.
Common name:  Common Chamomile
Hebrew name:  קחוון מצוי
Arabic name:  قَحْوان كاذِب
Egypt:  اربيان "Erbyyan"
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  15-50 cm tall, pubescent or tomentose herb with erect or ascending shoots from the base
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected twice or more
Flowers:  Ray flowers white, disc flowers yellow
Fruits / pods:  Cypselas turbinate-obpyramidate, ± tetragonous, 1-1.5 mm long, distinctly 10-ribbed, oblique, truncate or rounded at the apices, auricle absent or nearly up to half as long as achene
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Med - Irano-Turanian - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Anthemis pseudocotula, Common Chamomile, קחוון מצוי


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.
pseudocotula, pseudes, ψευδηϛ, "false, untrue", cotula (Greek), "small cup".
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810–1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

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