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How can I distinguish between common chamomile and mayweed? Is it just the smell?

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  • Posted: Fri. 25th November 2011 12:13

Re: chamomile or mayweed?

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Cati,
Mayweed (Matricaria recutita aka German chamomile, wild chamomile or false sweet chamomile) is a tall, erect annual that could reach a max height of 1m. Roman or English chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is a perennial and typically doesn't grow higher than 20cm. It's fragrance tends to be stronger than mayweed. Mayweed flowers are larger with longer petals.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 29th November 2011 23:54