type of chamomile?

Asked June 14, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

in coquille. leaves had bad smell when rubbed. possibly what they call stinking chamomile? *does it have any edible/medicinal uses like regular chamomile? sending two pics

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You're right! It is stinking chamomile. It's also known as mayweed chamomile or dogfennel. I haven't been able to find any information regarding medicinal properties. I do know that mayweed chamomile can cause skin irritation in humans, and can cause contact irritation (blisters in mouth, mucous membrane irritation, etc) in livestock.

The University of Nevada has a nice fact sheet on mayweed chamomile that you might find helpful:
http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/nr/2004/FS0408.pdf