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Q.Is It Edible?

Zone Bh48JF | Katkat added on July 2, 2024 | Answered

Hello. I have a wild plant that is growing in my Garden. It has more leaves/bushier than a German or Roman chamomile. It smells sweeter than chamomile. Big flowers with some flat and some convex middle. They look exactly like chamomile flowers. I cut the flowers in half and there is NO hole/empty middle section. The seeds must have been blown into my garden. It’s from late winter growing. I researched and asked a lot of people, and looked at all the suggestions but none of them fitted(scented mayweed, scentless mayweed,southernwood, pheasant’s eye, brachyscome,multifida,Yarrow, achillea, false mayweed…) . I’d really love to use it for tea, but I read in the Matricaria family it’s easy to mix poisonous with non poisonous plants. I just wanted to ask professionals/experts. Any help is appreciated.

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Answered on July 2, 2024

Without being able to inspect it in person, I cannot comfortably give you an ID. I would not advise eating anything without having a %100 positive ID. You can take samples to your local extension service, or the equivalent to ours in the US. They can help you identify the plant in question with some samples, if you take them there. This article is for our own extension services, so you will not be able to search using the form. It may help you to learn how to find resources in your area.


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