Ormenis mixta, Chamaemelum mixtum, Anthemis mixta,
Cladanthus mixtus, Weedy dog fennel,
Simple-leaved chamomile, קחוונית מצויה

Scientific name:  Ormenis mixta (L.) Dumort.
Synonym name:  Chamaemelum mixtum (L.) All., Anthemis mixta L., Cladanthus mixtus (L.) Chevall.
Common name:  Weedy dog fennel, Simple-leaved chamomile
Hebrew name:  קחוונית מצויה
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Israel, Häufige Wildblumen, Bilder von Wildblumen

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  10-60cm, often much-branched
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected, pinnate (most of the cauline leaves 1-pinnatisect)
Flowers:  Outer florets usually ligulate, female or sterile, white; inner florets hermaphrodite, tubular, yellow
Fruits / pods:  Achene
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Ormenis mixta, Chamaemelum mixtum, Anthemis mixta, Cladanthus mixtus, Weedy dogfennel, Simple-leaved chamomile, קחוונית מצויה


Derivation of the botanical name:
Ormenis, Greek oro, raise; men, menos, month, reputed to aid menstruation
mixta, mixed.
Chamaemelum, chamai, χαμαι, on the ground, lowly, creeping; melon, or apple which refers to its low growing habit and apple scented foliage.
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.
Cladanthus, Greek klados, a branch; anthis, a flower; the flowers are at the ends of the branches.
  • 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 Dumort. is used to indicate Barthélemy Charles Joseph Dumortier (1797 – 1878), a Belgian politician and botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation All. is used to indicate Carlo Allioni (1728 – 1804), an Italian physician and professor of botany at the University of Turin.
  • The standard author abbreviation Chevall. is used to indicate Louis Pierre Désiré Chevallier (1852 - 1938), a French clergyman and botanist.


Ormenis mixta, Chamaemelum mixtum, Anthemis mixta, Cladanthus mixtus, Weedy dogfennel, Simple-leaved chamomile, קחוונית מצויה
Location: Netanya, Sergeants Grove