Also known as
Stinking Chamomile, Chamomile, Dog Fennel, Foetid Chamomile, Mayweed Chamomile, Mayweed Dogfennel, Stinking Mayweed, Stinkweed, Marguerite, Mather, Dog's-fennel, Dog-finkle, Dog-daisy, Pig-sty-daisy, Chigger-weed, Maroute, Maruta cotula, Cotula Maruta foetida, Manzanilla loca, Wild chamomile, Camomille puante, Foetid chamomile Maithes, Maithen, Mathor, Camomille des chiens, Stinkende Hundskamille, Camomila-de-cachorro, Macéla-fétida, Manzanilla hedionda
This plant has a strong fragrance
Mayweed is an annual glandular plant, with upright, branching stems each topped by a single large flower head. The plant has a harsh taste and an acrid smell. Its height ranges from 28-56 cm. The leaves of the plant grow straight from the stem and sometimes have very fine soft hairs on the upper surface, though the plant is mostly hairless.
Common problems with Mayweed
How to harvest Mayweed
The flowers must not be gathered when wet, or they will blacken during drying.
How to propagate Mayweed
Sowing time - Autumn.
Other uses of Mayweed
Grown for their daisy-like flower heads and fern-like foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.