Matricaria
Matricaria
Matricaria

Chamomilla, Matricaria chamomilla or German chamomile (Scientific name: Matricaria chamomilla) is native to Europe and North Asia and is a cold-resistant annual grass of the Asteraceae. In Europe it is known as a panacea herb. The head flower resembling small chrysanthemum consists of surrounding white tongue-shaped flowers (petals) and a yellow tubular flower in the center. Over time, the surrounding petals hang and the yellow part of the center rises. 

Meaning: The scientific name "Matricaria" is a Latin word "uterus" because it has effects on gynecology. The species name "chamomilla" is the Latin word "chamai" (low ground of ground) + melon "meaning smelling like an apple" as explained in English.

Symbolism: The language of flowers is "reconciliation" and "to resist adversity."

 

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