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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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