Contractions. - Cham. Cha.

Matricaria chamomilla. Nat. ord., Compositae.

Synonyms. - Chamoemelum vulgare, Chamomilla nostras, Leucanthemum.

Fig. - Flora Horn., pl. 17.

"Wild Chamomile, Bitter Chamomile, Corn Fever-few. For. names: German, Feld-Kamille, Mutter-Kraut; French, Camomille commun; Italian, Matricaria; Spanish, Matricaria.

Habitat. - Most parts of Europe, in corn fields, waste grounds, and roadsides.

Flowering time. - From May to August.

Parts employed. - The whole plant.

Characters. - Receptacle naked, almost perfectly cylindrical, hollow. Very similar to the well-known Fetid Chamomile (Anthemis cotula), but distinguished from it by having no scales on the receptacle.

Time for collecting. - When in flower.

Preparation. - Tincture, corresponding in alcoholic strength with 20 O.P. spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iii.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.

Average loss of moisture, 73 per cent.