Latin chamaemelon — the classical name for C. nobile (L.) All.
Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, aromatic, glabrous to hairy. Stems prostrate or ascending. Leaves along stems, alternate, margins lobed to divided. Capitula usually radiate, sometimes diskoid or diskiform, terminal, solitary or in corymbs, with stalks. Involucral bracts in 2-4 rows, overlapping, unequal. Receptacle with scales, convex. Ray florets female, white or yellow. Disk florets bisexual, tubular, yellow. Achenes obovoid, compressed, ribbed. Pappus absent.
One species has become a minor weed in SE Australia.
Aromatic plants with mostly divided leaves; pappus absent.
6 species from the Mediterranean region and the Middle East.
Source: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.