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Sea Mayweed, Coastal Scentless Mayweed

Tripleurospermum inodorum

Description

Sea Mayweed (Tripleurospermum inodorum) is an annual plant that grows between 10 and 50 centimeters high. It blooms from summer to autumn, is related to the German Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla) and is also called Coastal Scentless Mayweed, Scentless Mayweed, Scentless Camomile or False Camomile.

Tripleurospermum inodorum can be found on or near fields and occasionally also in meadows and along roadsides.

Tripleurospermum inodorum is also called Scentless Mayweed, Scentless Camomile or False Camomile.

Distribution

The distribution area of Tripleurospermum inodorum reaches from Europe to China.

European distribution:
Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

As an introduced species, this plant can also be found in New Zealand, North America and some South American countries (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay).

Uses

Unlike the German Camomile (Matricaria chamomilla) the Scentless Mayweed is not used as a medicinal herb, as it contains only a few essential oils. It lacks the typical camomile scent.

Pollinators

Sea Mayweed is pollinated by solitary bees and other wild bees.

Common names

Dutch
Reukeloze kamille

French
Camomille Inodore, Matricaire Perforée

German
Geruchlose Kamille, Geruchlose Strandkamille, Falsche Kamille

Italian
Camomilla inodore

Spanish
Manzanilla marítima

Sea Mayweed
Coastal Scentless Mayweed
Scentless Mayweed