Chamaemelum nobile - Chamomile
Nationally Scarce, Chamomile has declined in many parts of Britain, whereas in Cornwall it is frequent in many areas. It is well established on the Lizard, growing on seasonally-damp tracks, in wet pasture fields and in coastal grassland. In Penwith it is found in short turf and along well trodden trackways. On Bodmin Moor and the mid-Cornwall moors it may be seen both in wet pastures and on unenclosed grasslands, often near the moorland tracks. Chamomile is often associated with compacted soils. Recent records include Ballowal (SW33K, 1966, C.N. French), West Lizard Downs (SW61W, 1998, H.M. Meredith), wet heaths near Traboe Cross (SW72F, 1998, R.J. Murphy), St Agnes sand pits (SW75A, 1996, C.N. French), Penhallow Moor (SW85H, 1998, M. Atkinson), Trevean (SW87R, 1997, C.N. French), Burngullow Common (SW95X, 1998, M.Atkinson), Brenton's Farm (SW96F, 1996, I.J. Bennallick), near Higher Menadew (SX05J, 1998, I.J. Bennallick), Davidstow (SX18H, 1998, M. Atkinson) and Penlee Reserve (SX44J, 1987, S.C. Madge, still there in 1998, I.J. Bennallick).
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.