Scentless Mayweed
Fact File
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 21st July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
 

 
 
 
Scentless Mayweed.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Matricaria maritima.
Daisy.
Annual
or Perennial.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Likes waste and cultivated land.
July-September.
15 - 60 cm.
The name "Mayweed" derives from the medieaval word for maiden, as this plant was once used to treat female illnesses. It's scientific name too is quite female. Matricia is from the Latin matrix meaning "womb". Maritima refers to the sea since the original species of the plant identified was found on the coast.