Pineappleweed - Matricaria discoidea

    Alternative names
    Pineapple Mayweed
    Description

    Low to short hairless plant, pineapple scented when crushed. Stems well branched, erect, leaves feathery. Flowerheads yellowish green, rayless 5 to 8 mm with a conical disk, solitary on short stalks.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Cultivated and disturbed ground, pathways and verges.

    When to see it

    May to November.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 597 of the 617 tetrads.

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