It is one of the most common spring flowers which is spread all over Kythera. Its tender buds, before its blooming, are edible, but mostly at the southern part of the island. At the northern part, mantilida is called the white variety which is also the one they prefer.

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum coronarium

Family:  Asteraceae (or Compositae)

Kythera Name: Mantilida (South Kythera), Mantilidi, Margarita

Name in other places of Greece: Mantilida, Agriochrysanthemo

Collection: This is found almost everywhere at wild areas. It blooms from July to September. But it is collected as soon as it starts blooming.

Properties: Herb is aromatic, sour, mycolytic, cathartic and stomachic.