Herbaceous, annual plant, about 25 cm high, with threadlike leaves and flower heads. The dried inflorescences are used in infusion. It has recognized medicinal properties, such as calming, digestive, antirheumatic, antineuralgic, bactericidal.
from January to May in Mediterranean climate; from March to June in continental climate.
It is sown very shallow, 0.3-0.5 cm deep.
10 cm between plants and 30 cm between lines
It resists drought but appreciates a medium level of irrigation, without causing excess humidity or waterlogging.
The flower heads are collected as they open and are kept well dried in the shade and in an airtight container.
Flowering can be extended from mid-spring to all summer.