Scentless Chamomile

Luke Wichrowski R Mueller NWIPC

Plant Bio

Common Name:Scentless chamomile
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Matricaria
Species:maritima
Classification/Rank:Very Invasive
Method of Transportation:Transportation of seeds through: wind, water, soil, crop seeds, on vehicles/equipment, fill and animal feed.Transportation corridors are a major source of infestation and spread.
Habitat/Range:Can be found low to mid-elevation: along roadsides, ditches, shore lines, fence lines, in forage crops and in areas of high soil moisture (for example around ponds and in areas of seasonal flooding).

Description

Scentless chamomile (Matricaria maritima) has daisy-like flowers, nearly fern-like leaves and grows to 1 m in height. It is distinguished from oxeye daisy by its small flowers, only 2 to 3 cm across, in comparison to the approximately 5 cm diameter flowers of oxeye daisy. It is an annual to short-lived perennial and it has almost no odour when crushed.

For more information visit the Weeds BC Scentless Chamomile webpage. To report this weed call 1-866-44WEEDS or use the Report-A-Weed application.

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