10 Plants That Look Like Chamomile

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These plants have similar features to chamomile, such as the yellow dome and white ray petals, but they differ in shape, structure, and usage.

Chamaemelum Nobile

Also known as chamomile, it is a low perennial plant found in dry fields and around gardens and cultivated grounds in Europe, North America, and South America. It has daisy-like white flowers and procumbent stems; the leaves are alternate, bipinnate, finely dissected, and downy to glabrous. The solitary, terminal flowerheads, rising 20–30 cm (8–12 in) above the ground, consist of prominent yellow disk flowers and silver-white ray flowers.

The plant has a sweet, crisp, fruity, and herbaceous fragrance. It’s often confused with German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), but its morphology, properties, and chemical composition are markedly different.

Tripleurospermum Inodorum

Tripleurospermum Inodorum

This plant is native to Eurasia and North Africa and was introduced to North America, where it is commonly found in fields, fallow land, and gardens. It may grow to be 20–80 cm (8–32 in.) in height. It is usually 1-stemmed, with the stem erect–ascending, branching, glabrous, green. Leaves are alternate, short-stalked–stalkless.

The blade is 2–3 times pinnately lobed (–with leaflets), glabrous, lobes (or leaflets) long, thread-like narrow, and sharp-pointed. The species flowers from June–October.

Leucanthemum X Superbum ‘Brightside’

Anthemis Cotula

This is a flowering annual plant with a noticeable and strong odor, often considered unpleasant, hence the common epithet “stinking”. It was originally limited to the Old Continent and Africa but has successfully migrated to the American continents. It can be found growing in meadows, alongside roads, and in fields.

The plant is also known by a wide variety of other names, including mather, dog- or hog’s-fennel, dog-finkle, dog-daisy, pig-sty-daisy, chigger-weed, mayweed, Johnnyweed, maroute, Maruta cotula, Cotula Maruta foetida, Manzanilla loca, wild chamomile, Camomille puante. Foetid Chamomile, maithes, maithen, mathor mayweed chamomile.

Anthemis Cotula

Matricaria discoidea

This is an annual plant native to northeast Asia where it grows as a common herb of fields, gardens, and roadsides. It is in the family Asteraceae. The flowers exude a chamomile/pineapple aroma when crushed. They are edible and have been used in salads (although they may become bitter by the time the plant blooms) and to make herbal tea.

The plant grows well in disturbed areas, especially those with poor, compacted soil. It can be seen blooming on footpaths, roadsides, and similar places in spring and early summer.

Matricaria Discoidea

Heliopsis Helianthoides

This is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, known by the common names rough oxeye, smooth oxeye, and false sunflower. It is native to eastern and central North America from Saskatchewan east to Newfoundland and south as far as Texas, New Mexico, and Georgia. The plant is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial growing 40–150 cm (16–59 in) tall. The toothed leaf blades are oval to triangular or lance-shaped and may be smooth hairy or rough in texture.

The flowers are produced from midsummer to early autumn (fall). Each head contains yellow ray florets which are generally 2–4 cm ( 3⁄4 – 11⁄2 in) long. In the wild, H. helianthoides may be found in wooded areas and tallgrass prairie, and sometimes along roadsides. It is a popular garden plant for moist, fertile soil in full sun.

Heliopsis Helianthoides

Leucanthemum X superbum ‘Brightside’

This is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial with dark green, toothed, lance-shaped leaves. It has large, single white flowers with yellow centers, sometimes spoon-shaped petals, flowering for a long period in the summer if dead-headed regularly.

The plant prefers full sun and grows best in well-drained and average soil. It’s a friendly plant for both your garden beds and pets.

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Leucanthemum Vulgare

Anthemis Tinctoria

This is a daisy-like perennial, sometimes called yellow chamomile. Unlike chamomile and its white petals, this flower produces blossoms with deep yellow, disc-shaped petals. The foliage is finely textured and has a faint aroma, similar to that of the more common varieties of chamomile.

Its long stems (up to 2 feet tall) make them a top choice for bouquets and gardens. They are native to warmer, southern regions of Europe but are frequently found in North America, where they enjoy temperate climates. Golden marguerites can be toxic to animals.

Anthemis Tinctoria

Golden Marguerite

This is another name for Anthemis Tinctoria. It’s a species of perennial flowering plant in the sunflower family. Other common names include dyer’s chamomile, Boston daisy, and Paris daisy. In horticulture this plant is still widely referred to by its synonym Anthemis tinctoria. It has aromatic, bright green, feathery foliage. The serrate leaves are bi-pinnatifid (= finely divided) and downy beneath.

It grows to a height of 60 cm (24 in). It has yellow daisy-like terminal flower heads on long thin angular stems, blooming in profusion during the summer. It has no culinary or commercial uses and only limited medicinal uses. However, it produces excellent yellow, buff and golden-orange dyes, used in the past for fabrics.

Leucanthemum Vulgare

Commonly known as the ox-eye daisy, oxeye daisy, dog daisy, marguerite and other common names. It is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia, and an introduced plant to North America, Australia and New Zealand. It is a perennial herb that grows to a height of 80 centimetres (31 inches) and has a creeping underground rhizome. The lower parts of the stem are hairy, sometimes densely hairy but more or less glabrous in the upper parts.

The largest leaves are at the base of the plant and are 4–15 cm ( 11⁄2 –6 in) long, about 5 cm (2 in) wide and have a petiole. These leaves have up to 15 teeth, or lobes or both on the edges. The leaves decrease in size up the stem, the upper leaves up to 7.5 cm (3 in) long, lack a petiole and are deeply toothed. The plant bears up to three “flowers” like those of a typical daisy. Each is a “head” or capitulum 2–7.5 cm ( 3⁄4 –3 in) wide.

Leucanthemum Vulgare

Achillea Ptarmica

This is a European species of herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the genus Achillea of the daisy family Asteraceae. Common names include the sneezewort, sneezeweed, bastard pellitory, European pellitory, fair-maid-of-France, goose tongue, sneezewort yarrow, wild pellitory, and white tansy. It is widespread across most of Europe and naturalized in scattered places in North America.

Achillea ptarmica has loose clusters of showy white composite flower heads that bloom from June to August. Its dark green leaves have finely toothed margins. Like many other plants, the sneezewort’s pattern of development displays the Fibonacci sequence.

Achillea Ptarmica

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