All., Fl. Ped. 1:185 (1785).
Synonymy: Anthemis nobills L., Sp. Pl. 894 (1753).
, Anthemis nobilis
Common name: Chamomile, common chamomile.
Aromatic perennial herb to 30 cm high, with spreading rhizomes; stems decumbent to ascending, few-branched, striate, pubescent; leaves sessile, oblanceolate to lanceolate, 1.5-5 cm long, pinnatisect or bipinnatisect with acute linear segments less than 1 mm wide, dull-green, pubescent.
Capitula 2-2.5 cm diam., solitary on almost leafless peduncles 2-12 cm long; involucre 4-5 mm long, bracts obovate, almost wholly scarious, shining, sparsely pubescent; ligules c. 10 mm long, truncate, white, becoming reflexed.
Ray achenes c. 1 mm long, hardly ribbed; disk florets numerous, pale-yellow; disk achenes c. 1.8 mm long, 3-ribbed, smooth, brown, glabrous.
Ross-Craig (1961) Drawings Brit. Pl. 16:t. 6.
Occasional on roadsides, gardens and forest in moist sites.
S.Aust.: SL. Vic.; Tas. Native to south-western Europe.
Flowering time: Nov. — May.
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Widely cultivated as a medicinal herb and a lawn plant, and naturalised in many parts of the world.
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