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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Anthemis cotula - Stinking Chamomile

Range & Status

Archaeophyte. European Southern-temperate species. Declining, but found widely in

England, and scattered and in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Regional Distribution

Scattered in Cornwall, mostly east of Truro. Formerly recorded on Bryher (SV81), Isles of Scilly and across West Cornwall.

Habitat & Ecology

A rare arable weed and sometimes found on roadsides and sometimes in abundance.


Herbicides and change of crops in arable land-use.


Most sites are unprotected.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.

Cornish Biodiversity Network. 2017.