Anthemis tinctoria, Cota tinctoria, SE: Färgkulla, DE: Färberkamille,
NL: Gele kamille, UK: Yellow Chamomile

Scientific name:  Anthemis tinctoria L.
Synonym name:  Cota tinctoria (L.) J. Gay ex Guss.
Swedish name:  Färgkulla
German name:  Färberkamille
Nederlandse naam:  Gele kamille
English name:  Yellow Chamomile, Golden Chamomile, Golden Marquerite
Hebrew name:  קחוון הצבעים
Family:   Compositae, Daisy Family

Anthemis tinctoria, Cota tinctoria, Färgkulla, Färberkamille, Gele kamille, Yellow Chamomile

Life form:  Perennial herb
Stems:  Height 20–80 cm, branchless—short-branched, short-haired at least from top
Leaves:   Alternate, almost stalkless; blade 2 times pinnately lobed–with leaflets, top glabrous, underside short-haired, greyish, small lobes–leaflets toothed, terminated by a short bristle
Inflorescence:   Entirely yellow capitula, solitary terminating branches
Flowers:  Single flower-like 2.5–4.5 cm; capitula surrounded by involucral bracts; capitula flowers yellow, ray-florets tongue-like, tip 3-toothed; disc florets tubular, small; 5 stamens; pistil of 2 fused carpels; involucre hemispherical, involucral bracts in many rows, narrow, round-tipped, with membranous margins, with ciliate edges, hairy
Flowering Period:  June–September
Fruits:  Cypsela, flat, angular, faintly ridged, brown, tip with crowned by a membranous ring (a reduced pappus)
Habitat:  Banks, dry meadows, meadows, rocky outcrops, roadsides, railway yards, harbours, gravel pits, wasteland
Distribution:  Common in southern and central Sweden

Vilda blommor i Sverige

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.
tinctoria, tinctus, "to wet; to dye"; ori, "capability, functionality or resulting action". Used in dyeing.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation J. Gay is used to indicate Jacques Étienne Gay (1786 - 1864), a Swiss-French botanist, civil servant, collector and taxonomist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Guss. is used to indicate Giovanni Gussone (1787 – 1866), an Italian academic and botanist

Sweden Wildflowers and native plants

Flora of Sweden online, Native plants, Sverige