Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wild Chamomile

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Just to show you that it's true, I really don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to flowers, I was sure these were daisies. Turns out, they're chamomile, like the tea. Whatever they are, they're lovely, and they were growing all over the forest where we picnicked last weekend.

Have I mentioned lately how very glad I am that it's finally spring? Flowers and sunshine, and Passover (and with it festival season and then summer(!) right around the corner), no wonder I feel my soul soaring higher again as the temperatures climb and the light lingers just a little bit longer with each passing day.

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26 comments:

Dina said...

No kidding! Who knew we had chamomile flowers. Well, they seems to be have therapeutic value for you even without drinking their tea.

Titanium said...

Such crisp, clean white petals! Feels like I should be able to catch a whiff of their scent even from this distant corner of the globe.

bj said...

O, I, too, would have called them wild daisies, too.
Just a beautiful shot.

maryt/theteach said...

I would have thought they were daisies too, Robin! Ha! :) Beautiful shot!

caite said...

I didn't know what they were either...but they are beautiful.

quilly said...

There are literally thousands of flowers in the daisy family, and most of them don't look like Daisies!

One Spring we went camping and parked our mobile home in a empty field, set camp up and went to bed. In the morning about 10 a.m. the filed suddenly burst into bloom -- Chamomile from end-to-end. My step-mother was allergic and swelled and sneezed and itched and oozed -- she got in the pick up and left while Dad and I broke camp.

catsynth said...

Interesting. I did not know what chamomile flowers look like. A lot of flowers "look like daisies", it seems. (I tried doing a quick search on the scientific names, and they are different.)

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

We used to have chamomile daisies growing by our driveway. I can't remember seeing them lately wonder if they got run over maybe they will come back this spring after all the rain we have had!

Yaelian said...

Interesting,I like and use chamomille a lot (in teas etc) Where did you find those?
Where I live there are areas full of the yellow flowers,which make me happy every time I see them:)

Robin said...

They're growing in the Yaar Elad national forest.

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Simply Dyes said...

i thought they were daisies too! i guess, you're not the only one who could not distinguish flowers :)

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niamh said...

They look exactly like large daisies to me, makes me wonder what I've been looking at all this time too!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Same, I'd have thought daisies! So pretty whatever they're called!

Annie said...

Well, white petals, yellow center. Yep, daisies to me too. Hmmm... wonder if I can make some tea out of my "daisies". ?

Beth F said...

Nice! I used to grow chamomile and dry it for tea. Lovely signs of spring (we're getting snow this week!).

Daryl said...

they look like daisies to me .. how do you know a daisy from a chamomile? I know that there's a daisy-like flower that is echinacea .. but it looks very different ..

Margaret Almon said...

I've seen drawings of the flowers on the chamomile tea box, but I still probably would've assumed daisies, since I forget that they are real plants the tea comes from!

Dave Dorsey said...

Spring isn't here yet but the snow is melting and we are starting to see what's underneath.

Nice photo and Happy WW!

abeachcottage said...

Beautiful photo! I like the white petals - very clean.

Vinni said...

Wow, Beautiful shot, The next thing that I'm going to do after writing this comment is to go and have my Chamomile Tea.

You have a lovely day ahead.

shibori girl said...

Hi Robin,

After picnicking in a field of chamomile blossoms, you and your family must have been very relaxed! Why drink the tea when you can roll around in the source? :)

Kate

Galit Breen said...

Hooray for Spring, Summer, and what I thought were daisies too but are apparently chamomile! :) Love it lady! XO

kaye said...

oh how fresh :)

tracy said...

i tought they were daisies too! hrmf! learn something new every day :)

Lola said...

Love chamomile tea too!

Happy RT!

Lola:)

Kim, USA said...

I also thought this is daisies, so it's chamomile. Nice to know how to make a tea from this. ^_^

MYM