Chamomilla recutita essential oil (Family: Asteraceae) is native of the regions of Balkans (Dalmatia) and belived to be first cultivated in China, Japan and East Asia.
The flowers are borne in paniculate flower heads (capitula). The white ray florets are furnished with a ligule, while the disc florets are yellow. The hollow receptacle is swollen and lacks scales. This property distinguishes German chamomile from corn chamomile (Anthemis arvensis), which has a receptacle with scales. The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell.