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Pineapple Weed
Matricaria discoidea
  
About Pineapple Weed (Matricaria discoidea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Matricaria discoidea, commonly known as pineappleweed, wild chamomile, and disc mayweed is an annual plant native to North America and Northeast Asia but which has become a cosmopolitan weed. It is in the family Asteraceae. The flowers exude a chamomile/pineapple aroma when crushed. They are edible and have been used in salads (although they may become bitter by the time the plant blooms) and to make herbal tea. Pineapple weed has been used for medicinal purposes, including for relief of gastrointestinal upset, infected sores, fevers, and postpartum anemia. The plant grows well in disturbed areas, especially those with poor, compacted soil. It can be seen blooming on footpaths, roadsides, and similar places in spring and early summer. In North America, it can be found from central Alaska down to California and all the way to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It has also become common and naturalised in Britain NativePalearcticRussian Far East: Amur Oblast, Kamchatka Peninsula, Khabarovsk Krai, Kuril Islands, Magadan Oblast, Primorsky Krai, SakhalinEastern Asia: Hokkaidomiddle east: south of iranNearcticSubarctic America: Yukon Territory, AlaskaWestern Canada: Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba,Eastern Canada: Ontario, Qu bec, New BrunswickNorthwestern United States: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, WyomingSouthwestern United States: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, ColoradoMexico Northwest: Baja CaliforniaGallery.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 5.8" - 96.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.60", Coldest Month: 25.6" - 56.6", Hottest Month: 52.0" - 80.4", Humidity: 0.01" - 30.60", Elevation: -4" - 8135"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Disc Mayweed, Pineappleweed, Rayless Chamomile


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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