Irish wildflowers


Photos: County Cork


Scented Mayweed
Matricaria chamomilla (Matricaria recutita)
Fíogadán cumhra
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: June-August. Annual. Introduced.

Solitary white flowers with hollow, conical, yellow central disc.
Ray-florets turn downwards soon after opening.
Leaves alternate, feathery, pinnately divided. Stems erect, branched.
Leaves are pleasantly aromatic when crushed. Height: 15-50 cm.

Disturbed ground, arable, waste ground, roadsides, ports. Included in wildflower seed mixtures.
     
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