Stem. - Branching. Leaves. - Finely dissected. Flower-heads. - Composed of white ray and yellow disk-flowers, resembling the common white daisy.
In midsummer the pretty daisy-like blossoms of this strong-scented plant are massed along the roadsides. So nearly a counterpart of the common daisy do they appear that they are constantly mistaken for that flower. The smaller heads, with the yellow disk-flowers crowded upon a receptacle which is much more conical than that of the daisy, and the finely dissected, feathery leaves, serve to identify the Mayweed. The countryfolk brew "chamomile tea" from these leaves, and through their agency raise painfully effective blisters in an emergency.