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German Chamomile

( Originally Published 1933 )



MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLA, L.

Wild Chamomile, Sweet False Chamomile

Compositae Annual

The plant is an annual, and is much smaller and has coarser leaves than those of the Anthemis nobilis. The flower stems are glabrous, rising to seven or eight inches high, and bearing flowers three-quarters of an inch across. The receptacle is without scales, elongated and becoming hollow as the flower ripens. The plant is cultivated in Hungary where the oil distilled from it is an ingredient in a platinum coating put on glass and porcelain, and it is also blended with perfumes.



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