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CommentsSeveral species of plants with white daisy-like flowers have been introduced from Europe; the classic example is Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-Eye Daisy). They are often difficult to distinguish from each other. German Chamomile can be distinguished from other species in this group by its fragrant crushed flowerheads, which are hollow on the inside, and by its linear-filiform leaves. Other species with white daisy-like flowers have flowerheads that lack a pleasant fragrance, or their flowerheads are solid inside; many of these species have leaves that are flat and narrow, rather than round and worm-like (filiform). The flowerheads of German Chamomile often have receptacles that are more conical or ovoid in shape than those of other species in this group (which tend to have flatter receptacles). However, the shape of its receptacles varies significantly with the maturity of the flowerheads. Other common names that are sometimes applied to this wildflower are 'Wild Chamomile,' 'False Chamomile,' and 'Scented Mayweed.' A scientific synonym for this species is Matricaria chamomilla.