Dog Fennel

Anthemis cotula

Photo of Dog Fennel
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

A low growing tap-rooted winter annual. This ill smelling plant flowers early in spring. A weed of waste places and often found in small grains as well as new turf seedings. A closely related plant, Anthemis arvensis is called mayweed because it blooms in early May. It is not ill smelling.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences