Asteraceae
Anthemis cotula

Stinking Mayweed

Spreading mound. Foliage with strong, unpleasant scent. Stems erect, branching, slightly hairy. Stem leaves 2 or 3 times pinnately divided into linear segments. Flower heads single at stem tops, white rays turn downward with age, prominent yellow central disk. A weed abundant in fields, sand dunes, along roads, many other disturbed places, below 6500 ft.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: To 10 inches
  • Habitat: Disturbed, Meadow, Coastal
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No