Matricaria chamomilla - German Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla is one of several different species in the daisy family (Asteraceae) that have the common name chamomile. Also known as German chamomile or wild chamomile, it is one of two species commonly used for making the tisane (herbal infusion) called chamomile tea. M. chamomilla (syn. Matricaria recutita and Chamomilla recutita) is an annual native to southern and eastern Europe and western Asia.
Chamomile tea, one of the world’s most popular herbal teas, is made from dried flowers of either plant steeped in hot water. Harvest the flowers when they are near full bloom for best quality.
Grow chamomile in full sun and in well-drained soil.