PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME:  Chamomile

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Matricaria recutita / Asteraceae or Compositae

COMMON NAME(S): scented mayweed

CONDITIONS: full sun, well drained, hard-packed soil, and gravel lots
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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mild

COOK

spring/summer

Buds/Flowers

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mild

RAW/COOK

spring/summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  small/herb

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Flower, raw or dried, use for teas. Sprigs used for seasoning. (1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:

LOOK-A-LIKES:  Daisy https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Leucanthemum+vulgare

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:  Dye, Essential oil,  Hair,  Liquid feed,  Repellent (1)

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Matricaria+recutita 
  2. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/chamomile.aspx
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla