Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Scentless-Mayweed
Matricaria maritima
of the Daisy family
an annual or perennial
15 - 60 cm high
blooms July - September
likes waste and cultivated land
by the boatyard at the Pavilion

   
The name "Mayweed" derives from the medieaval word for maiden for this plant was once used to treat female illnesses. Its 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.