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Plant Profile: Palestine Camomile (Anthemis palaestina)

Native to woodlands and shrublands of the Mediterranean, this annual is a member of the aster family, Asteraceae, that also includes daisy, yarrow, and lettuce.  It grows 6-12″ tall and has many spreading branches bearing dark green, twice or more dissected leaves.  From early to late spring  terminal 1″ wide flowerheads appear with white ray flowers surrounding a center of golden yellow disc flowers.  The genus name, Anthemis, is the ancient Greek name for a species of this genus. The specific epithet, palaestina, is the Latinized name for the area where the plant is native.

Type: Annual

Bloom: Terminal flowerheads 1″ across with white ray flowers and yellow disc flowers from early to late spring

Size: 6-12″ H

Light: Full sun

Soil: Average, dry, well-drained

Hardiness: Not Relevant

Care: Low maintenance

Pests and Diseases: Not available

Propagation: Seed

Companion Plants: Not available

Outstanding Selections: Not available

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