Scented Mayweed - Matricaria chamomilla
A short to medium aromatic plant. Stems ascending to erect, branched. Leaves alternate feathery. Flowerheads white, with a yellow, conical hollow disk 10 to 25 mm solitary on long stalks, rays soon downturned after the flower opens.
Cultivated land, especially arable fields, waste and disturbed ground.
July and August.
Common throughout England except the South West, scarcer elsewhere in Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 291 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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