Wild Arkansas

September 5, 2010

Sighting note: Chamomile

Filed under: chamomile, herbs — Tags: , , , , — WildArkansas @ 4:26 pm

Yes chamomile or Matricaria recutita of the chamomile tea variety is growing prolifically in NW Arkansas.

Large patches of the heavily scented flower have been spotted at Murphy’s Park in Springdale, but if you’re going to pick it for consumption (drying for tea, etc.) make sure to wash well first.

Goose and duck waste litter the area, so do not consume this plant without proper cleansing.



  1. my apologies but is there anywhere in Fayetteville that you have seen this wonderful herb grow? I am on limited funds and as such a trip to Springdale (much as i love that park)would put a huge dent in my gas funds

    Thank you


    Comment by Angel Spiers — September 8, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Hi Angel. We’ve spotted smaller patches at Lake Fayetteville, but I’m not sure you can gather enough to really do much with.

    You may want to check parks with ponds.

    Comment by maturehealth — September 8, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

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