Anthemis L.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to Central Asia and W. Himalaya, Canary Islands to Arabian Peninsula and Tanzania.


Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, pinnatisect to variously lobed, occasionally entire; indument frequently of dolabriform (axe-shaped) hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary or laxly corymbose, radiate or discoid; receptacle paleate, rarely epaleate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Ray florets female or neuter; disc florets with a tube much swollen in fruit, and 5 lobes; anthers included or nearly so
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes usually turbinate, smooth to ribbed, thick-walled; pappus a shallow crown or absent.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, Bolivia, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Colorado, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Georgia, Hawaii, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Ireland, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kansas, Kentucky, Kirgizstan, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon

Anthemis L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Rico, L. [1874b], Tunisia K000296097 No

First published in Sp. Pl.: 893 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • G.P. 2: 420 (1873)
  • K. Bremer & Humphries in Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Bot. 23: 132 (1993)
  • K. Bremer, Asteraceae Clad. & Class.: 464 (1994)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 381 (1754)
  • Oliv. & Hiern in F.T.A. 3: 396 (1877)
  • Sp. Pl.: 893 (1753)

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at and
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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