Matricaria Chamomilla – Wild Chamomile

Matricaria Chamomilla - Wild Chamimile

– FAMILY: Compositae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: The true or Common Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is a low-growing plant, creeping or trailing, its tufts of leaves and flowers a foot high. The root is perennial, jointed and fibrous, the stems, hairy and freely branching, are covered with leaves which are divided into thread-like segments, the fineness of which gives the whole plant a feathery appearance. The blooms appear in the later days of summer, from the end of July to September, and are borne solitary on long, erect stalks, drooping when…

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Calendula officinalis – marigold

Calendula officinalis - marigold

– FAMILY: Compositae   – PLANT DESCRIPTION: Pot marigold or calendula (Calendula officinalis) is an annual or sometimes biennial plant with erect stems up to 40 – 70 cm. tall. It has a deep taproot. The leaves are alternate, petiolate, oblong, spatulate, margins entire or with few teeth, and hairy. Calendula is known for its large flower heads, 5 – 7cm. in diameter. It blooms from June to early November. The marigold flower is an inflorescence. It belongs to the family of Compositae, and, as its name suggests, each flower…

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