Saturday, May 30, 2009

Matricaria discoidea: foliage and flowers

Matricaria discoidea, known in English as "pineapple weed" or "disc mayweed" and in French as matricaire odorante, matricaire en disque or matricaire sans ligules, is an annual native to northeast Asia which is now a widespread weed. Its fine foliage and bulging yellow disc flowers are reminiscent of its larger cousin, German chamomile (M. recutita), but it lacks chamomile's white rays. When crushed, the flowers and foliage give off a delicious pineapple scent.

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