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Lawn Chamomile

Chamaemelum Nobile, Anthemis Nobilis  • 

Photo: Lawn Chamomile

General description

Lawn Chamomile is a low perennial plant found in dry fields and around gardens and cultivated grounds. It has daisy-like white flowers that are found in Europe, North America, and Argentina.

The stem is procumbent, the leaves alternate, bipinnate, finely dissected, and downy to glabrous.

The solitary, terminal flowerheads, rising 8 to twelve inches above the ground, consist of prominent yellow disk flowers and silver-white ray flowers. The flowering time is June and July, and its fragrance is sweet, crisp, fruity and herbaceous.

Plant requirements

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Maintenance

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Practical use

Chamomile is considered to be an antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant, bactericidal & vermifuge.

The plant is used to flavor foods, in tisanes, perfumes, and cosmetics.  It is used to make a rinse for blonde hair, and is popular in aromatherapy, whose practitioners believe it to be a calming agent to end stress and aid in sleep.

Properties

Height
10 - 30 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam
Sunlight
Full sun
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy