Earlier today, as I strolled down to the local pharmacist's to collect my d.t.p. (dicky ticker prescription) I noticed some of the slightly less common Scented Mayweed, Matricaria recutica, growing beside the footpath. Although not quite as common as its scentless cousin it may also be abundant in cornfields if they are untreated. It can be recognised with ease if - as is often the case - the ray florets are drooping.
Scented Mayweed beside the London Road, Daventry.
14 August, 2017
|As the flowers age the ray florets tend to droop.|