Chamaemelum

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Chamaemelum
Chamaemelum nobile1.jpg
Roman chamomile
Chamaemelum nobile
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Genus: Chamaemelum
P. Mill. 1754 not Vis. 1845
Type species
Chamaemelum nobile
(L.) All.
Synonyms[1]
  • Ormenis (Cass.) Cass.
  • Perideraea Webb
  • Marcelia Cass.

Chamaemelum is a small genus of plants in the daisy family commonly known as chamomiles or dogfennels. Perhaps the best-known species is Roman chamomile, Chamaemelum nobile. These are annual or perennial herbs, rarely exceeding half a meter in height and usually bearing solitary white daisylike flowers with yellow centers. They are native to Europe but most species can be found scattered in other continents where they have been introduced.[2][3]

Species[1][4]
  1. Chamaemelum fuscatum (Brot.) Vasc. - dusky dogfennel - Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Channel Islands (UK), Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
  2. Chamaemelum nobile (L.) All. - Roman chamomile - much of Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa from Azores + Ireland to Algeria + Kazakhstan

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