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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Matricaria discoidea   FAMILY Asteraceae__   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matricaria discoidea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE NAME) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-81-001:
Matricaria matricarioides   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineapple-weed, Rayless Chamomile


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image of Matricaria discoidea, Pineapple-weed, Rayless Chamomile

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mama11_001_lvd

        

image of Matricaria discoidea, Pineapple-weed, Rayless Chamomile

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmatricaria_mm

July    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

Each head consists of greenish-yellow, 4-lobed disk florets (no ray florets), per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Matricaria discoidea, Pineapple-weed, Rayless Chamomile

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmmatricariodes_rm

Month Unknown        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Both foliage and flowerheads have a pineapple-like odor when bruised, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Matricaria discoidea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Matricaria discoidea   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ILLEGITIMATE NAME) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-81-001:
Matricaria matricarioides   FAMILY Asteraceae__

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2698

Forb
Annual

Native: Western US

Habitat: Barnyards, pastures, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple: Finely pinnately dissected
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Disc: Yellow
Rays: Absent
Disc flowers bisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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