Pineappleweed - Matricaria discoidea

Alternative names
Pineapple Mayweed

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

Cultivated and disturbed ground, pathways and verges.

When to see it

May to November.

Life History


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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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