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The scientific name of the Chamomile is Matricaria chamomilla. Most people know this plant as a natural remedy for all sorts of complaints. As a herbal tea, it can be served to pet birds, but each kind of treatment with chamomile should be discussed with vet in advance. What is less known is the fact that some birds love to eat the half-ripe and ripe seeds of the chamomile. Thus it is also a valuable forage plant from nature. From May to September the chamomile flowers in Europe. From about June into October one can find the seeds in nature. Typical locations where this plant species occurs are fields and wasteland. There are some some similar-looking plants. But if you grind the leaves between your fingers, the chamomile can easily identified by the characteristic odor.




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