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Cota tinctoria (L.) J. Gay
Synonym: Anthemis tinctoria
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Anthemis tinctoria of Michigan Flora.

A Eurasian species, cultivated and occasionally escaped with garden debris or otherwise. Roadsides, refuse areas, railroads, vacant lots, fields, and shores. First collected in 1922 in Emmet Co.

The ray flowers are fertile, and retain their cheerful strong yellow color when dry.

Plants of Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. huronense with a domed receptacle might be keyed here, but can easily be distinguished by lack of chaff on the receptacle and very short rays (less than 4 mm). Cota tinctoria has a chaffy receptacle and long rays.


Alpena County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Cheboygan County
Delta County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Kalamazoo County
Leelanau County
Marquette County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023.