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 in the Anthemis genus.
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.
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.
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.