Cota tinctoria (Linnaeus) J. Gay ex Gussone
yellow chamomile (golden chamomile)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants


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Distribution of Cota tinctoria
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Species Information

Short-lived perennial, unscented herb with fibrous roots; stems erect, leafy, simple or branched, hairy, at least above, 30-70 cm tall.
Alternate, 2 times divided into narrow segments, hairy beneath.
Heads solitary on long stems at ends of uppermost branches; involucres broad; involucral bracts in several rows, overlapping, firm, narrow, green with papery margins; receptacles with papery scales throughout; ray flowers yellow, commonly 20-30, 7-15 mm long; disk flowers yellow, numerous.
Achenes compressed-quadrangular, more or less grooved and nerved; pappus a very short crown.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Dry roadsides and disturbed areas in the lowland, steppe and montanes zones; infrequent in S BC, rare in WC BC; introduced from Eurasia. Description

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Anthemis tinctoria L.