Matricaria discoidea
(Pineapple Weed)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Disc Mayweed
    Synonyms: Artemisia matricarioides, Chamomilla suaveolens, Lepidanthus suaveolens, Lepidotheca suaveolens, Matricaria matricarioides, Matricaria suaveolens, Santolina suaveolens, Tanacetum suaveolens
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - September
    Status: Native

Matricaria discoidea, or Pineapple Weed, is an annual, considered native by most, but some consider it introduced. It can be found in most of the US, except small parts of the southeast. It grows in driveways, waste areas, and disturbed areas.

This species is related to German chamomile, and has a similar smell. It can, however, be easily distinguished from daisies and chamomiles by its petalless flowers, with just a yellow center, where seeds follow shortly after blooming. The leaves are deeply divided and have a woolly, silvery look to them.

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