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Scientific Name: Anthemis tinctoria

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Anthemis tinctoria
Anthemis tinctoria


  • Perennial
  • Clump-forming, aromatic perennial with upright stems and bright green, feathery leaves which have gray, downy undersides.
  • Bears bright yellow daisy-like flowers on long stems throughout summer.
  • Good cut flower.
  • Need well-drained soil in full sun.
  • Hardy and draught tolerant.
  • Will do well in maritime gardens.
  • Divide every two years.

Parts Used

  • The flower heads are picked as they open and are then dried.
  • It can also be frozen without damaging their dyeing properties.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The whole plant is antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emetic and vesicant.
  • It is used internally as a tea, which can be made either from the flowers or the whole plant.
  • Applied externally, it is used as a poultice on piles and can also be applied to the bath water.
  • The leaves are rubbed onto insect stings.

Other Uses

  • Produces excellent yellow, buff and golden-orange dyes to use on fabrics.
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