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Chamomille/camomile (chamaemelum nobile)

An aromatic, bitter-scented, daisy-like, annual plant growing wild in Europe and North America. The generic name, is derived from the Greek khamaimelon, meaning "Earth Apple". It"s a hardy perennial evergreen, growing up to 10cm/4 ins in height, and white flowers (with yellow centres) in summer.

Chamomile grows well in a sunny window box, but becomes leggy if grown indoors. See 'Chamomille/camomile, Culinary and medical uses'

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