Anthemis cotula is most similar to matricaria recutita (scented mayweed), differing in the less pleasant smell, the fewer ray florets and the more obvious brown margin of the phyllaries.
Main flower color:
South and central England, and eastern Wales
Up to 50 cm
Disturbed ground, field margins
Solitary flowerheads, at the tips of the stem branches; between 10 and 15 white ray florets around a domed centre of greenish-yellow disc florets. Rays form a little time after the discs. Phyllaries are hairless, green, often slightly brown (scarious) along the margins. Tiny, linear scales are present between the inner disc florets
Hairless, finely-divided into narrow, linear segments, pointed at the tip
June to September