Anthemis cotula is an annual, ill-scented, taprooted herb, 10-90 cm tall.
Leaves alternate, 2-3 times pinnately divided, about 4 cm long, finely divided, segments narrow.
Flower heads daisy-like, with 10-16 white ray flowers, sterile, 0.5-1 cm long; disk yellow, 0.5-1 cm wide, becoming raised at maturity, flowers numerous, bracts of head somewhat hairy.
Fruit dry 1-seeded (achenes) warty.
Wetland status: FACU-.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.
Habitat: Open disturbed areas, roadsides, fill.