Golden Marguerite


Golden Marguerite

Also known as yellow chamomile, the Golden Marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria) is a species of field chamomile (Anthemis) in the Asteraceae (sunflower) family. There are about a hundred species[1] in the Anthemis genus.

Golden Marguerite Flowers

This short-lived plant is native to western Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean. The golden marguerite grows along roadsides and in nature on dry grass and embankments.

Anthemis Tinctoria

The golden marguerite is a herbaceous plant that grows to a height of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm). This plant’s alternate leaves have 4 to 6 larger pinnate, comb-shaped lateral parts.

Yellow Golden Marguerite Flowers

They are green above, almost naked and sometimes spotted, more or less tomentose gray below. The cup-shaped flowers, primarily golden yellow, with hemispherical heads, appear from June to August.

The individual buds are about 0.8 to 1.2 inches (2 to 3 cm) wide. They have a crown with radial florets about one centimeter long and, depending on the variety. They can also be light yellow to off-white in color.

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Key References
  • [1]“Anthemis tinctoria Yellow Camomile, Golden chamomile, Dyers’ Chamomile, Golden Marguerite PFAF Plant Database”. Accessed November 27, 2021. Link.

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