A pleasantly aromatic plant with small, white, daisy-like flowers. Also known under the synonym Anthemis nobilis, common names include Roman chamomile, English chamomile, garden chamomile, ground apple, low chamomile, mother’s daisy or whig plant and camomile.
Roman chamomile is known as a medicinal plant from the middle ages. The European cultivation of the plant started in England in the 16th century. The plant was listed first in the pharmacopoeia of Würtenberg as a carminative, painkiller, diuretic and digestive aid.
Painted Lady butterfly shown opposite.