Matricaria recutita

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Name and publication

Matricaria recutita L., Sp. Pl. 2: 891 (1753).

Description

Flowers of German chamomile are occasionally encountered in potpourri as tiny daisies with white ray florets, 10-25 mm in diameter.

Nativity and distribution

Matricaria recutita is native to Eurasia but widely cultivated.

Family

Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)

Synonymy

Chamomilla recutita L.

Matricaria chamomilla auct.