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Pineapple Weed


Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.


Edibility Edible
   
Common Name 2 May Weed
Common Name 3 Wild Chamomile
Latin Name Matricaria discoidea
   
Season Start May
Season End September
   
   
Habitat Usually in poor, compacted soil around foot paths, field entrances, waste ground and road sides.
Leaves The leaves are pinnately dissected and have a feathery, chamomile like appearance.
Flowers The flowers are daisy like with white petals which do not last long but with the inner yellow/green corollas being dome shaped.
Stem There is generally one main stem with branches for the flowers.
Roots Has a branching tap root.
Smell Strongly of pineapple.
Taste Sweet and like pineapple.
Collecting The flower heads are the best part of this plant but must be picked early or the flower develops a bitter taste.

The leaves can be added to salads or nibbled as you are walking.

Possible Confusion Chamomile but this is edible, the main identification of this plant is the strong pineapple smell.
Description This plant can be found in tough environments and prefers to grow in poor, compacted soil.
Medical Use Has been used to treat gastrointestinal upset, sores and fevers.
Other Use