Plants of fields, roadsides, open
disturbed areas. Flowers June to July. Not native.
Perennial. Plants tending to form
multi-stemmed, compact colonies
from short rhizomes.
height is 1 to 2.5 feet.
consist of from 1 to 2 showy flower
heads borne atop slender, mostly unbranched, leafy stems.
are long and leafless.
Flower heads are radiate.
florets are white, pistillate
and fertile. Disc
florets are yellow, bisexual and fertile. Involucres
are saucer-shaped. Margins
and tips of involucral
bracts are thin and vary from translucent to brown (i.e.,
lacking chlorophyll). Involucral bracts are persistent
Leaves are basally-disposed,
often present at flowering. Stem leaves are lanceolate
irregularly toothed or lobed, becoming linear
are narrowly obovoid,
± 10-ribbed, the summits bearing a minute crown.
Similar species: Anthemis
arvensis, Anthemis cotula and