Growth Factors

The overground parts of the chamomile can develop in very different forms according to their living conditions. The wild plants that grow unhindered develop a robust, straight, 55- to 60-cm-high stalk, while the plants that are found at unfavorable sites grow only up to 10 cm high. If the chamomile plants are planted not too closely, they can reach a height of 80 to 90 cm. The more the plant branches, the more capitulums it generates, which under favorable conditions can develop. If growth is constricted — even if the plants grow between other specimens slightly constricted — the development is hindered. In extreme cases, only plants with one shoot are produced or those that form only the final capitulum of the primary axis and the first upper offshoot.

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