Matricaria chamomilla L., Sp. Pl. 2 891 1753. (Syn: Camomilla deflexa Gilib. [Invalid]; Chamaemelum suaveolens E.H.L.Krause; Chamaemelum vulgare Bubani; Chamomilla chamomilla (L.) Rydb. [Illegitimate]; Chamomilla courrantiana (DC.); Chamomilla officinalis K.Koch; Chamomilla patens Gilib. [Invalid]; Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert .; Chamomilla vulgaris Gray; Chrysanthemum chamomilla (L.) Bernh.; Chrysanthemum suaveolens (L.) Cav.; Courrantia chamomilloides Sch.Bip.; Matricaria bayeri Kanitz; Matricaria capitellata Batt. & Pit.; Matricaria chamomilla f. kochiana (Sch.Bip.) Fiori & Paol. ……; Matricaria courrantiana DC.; Matricaria exigua Tuntas; Matricaria kochiana Sch.Bip.; Matricaria pusilla Willd.; Matricaria recutita L. …; Matricaria salina (Schur) Schur; Matricaria suaveolens L.);
Common name: Chamomilla, German chamomile, Chamomile, Wild chamomile • Urdu: Roghan babunah, Gul-babunah

Asteraceae Fortnight Part I-Radiate heads: Ornamentals- Matricaria for id from Panchkula- NS 15 : Attachments (6).  3 posts by 2 authors.
This garden plant was shot from Military Hospital of Command level in Panchkula.. I thought this could be Matricaria recutita…. please identify..

I think yes Matricaria chamomila L. (syn: M. recutita L.), with characteristic convex disc and recurved ray florets, combined with finely dissected leaves.


Plant for ID :: Rome :: EU-ARKOCT52 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Saw this flower by the roadside in Rome in May 2016.
Requested to provide ID.

Probably Matricaria sp.

Can this be Matricaria chamomilla as per Gurcharan ji’s post (recurved florets and finely dissected leaves)

No, leave appear to be different.

Out of 2 sp., Matricaria discoidea DC. and Matricaria chamomilla L.,  having distribution in Italy, Matricaria chamomilla L.  looks more matching.


Matricaria chamomila from Mandal, Uttarakhand-GS07012022-1: 3 very high res. images.
Matricaria chamomilla Linn.
Syn: M. recutita Linn.
Chamomile, the common medicinal plant differentiated from M. aurea and M. discoidea in presence of long white ray florets.
Photographed from Medicinal Plants Farm, Mandal, Uttarakhand, 2-6-2013,

Identification required for Asteraceae species from kashmir: 4 high res. images.
pedunculate, solitary or in corymbs Ray-florets white 
Location: Anantnag kashmir
Note that it doesn’t have any unpleasant smell like in Anthemis cotulla Or matricaria.
It have some type of orange smell

Looks close to Matricaria chamomilla L. !

No sir….

I think … is right, M. chamomilla, see my post from Uttarakhand

German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is a flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. The herb smells slightly like an apple, which may explain its name—chamomile is Greek for “ground apple.”

Not agree with Matricaria sp.
Please look at the disc floret …
Phyllaries centrally dark greenish or brownish, oblong, , . Ray florets 10–25; corollas (4–)10–13(–20) mm. Disc corollas 1–2.5 mm.

In that case, pl. check:

Not matched..,

It resembles with Tripleurospermum inodorum

Tripleurospermum inodorum has not been reported from India/Kashmir. Before making sure check achenes: they should be triquetrous with 1 adaxial and two lateral ribs, and two distinct resin sacs at tip, ray florets 1 cm long, if they are 5 mm long or less it could be T. parviflorum which is reported from Pakistan and in FBI.
Matricaria would have dorsi-ventrally compressed achenes, with 5 ribs on one side lacking resinous sacs, ray florets 5-8 mm long in M. chamomilla

Sure, I will check all the characters

Is the receptacle solid or hollow? In Matricaria the receptacle is hollow.

What is the final id?

Matricaria chamomila 



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