Matricaria recutita
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Matricaria recutita

German chamomile
wild chamomile
sweet false chamomile

  family asteraceae 
  genus matricaria 

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Genus  Matricaria Species  recutita Variety  Cultivar  Common names  German chamomile   wild chamomile   sweet false chamomile Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11286 Data source  HtZn p140;Xeri p275
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  No extra water Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in dried arrangements. Matricaria recutita can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Sweet false chamomile (also known as wild chamomile and German chamomile) needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are poor. This species requires no extra water once established.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Dried arrangements Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Matricaria recutita is typically used as herbal tea.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  honey scented flowers Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Self sows Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Herbal tea Nutritional value  Edible parts  Leaves Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Matricaria recutita easily self-sows from last year's seeds.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Matricaria recutita has an annual life cycle. Leaves: Sweet false chamomile (locally known in some parts as wild chamomile and German chamomile) has soft finely-divided feathery leaves. Flowers: This plant has profuse clusters of daisy like flowers. The blossoms are usually a white color with prominent brown and gold accents.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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