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Pineapple Weed

Matricaria matricarioides
Pineapple Weed

Habitat

Found in fields, along roadways and in disturbed places.

Description

Up to 6" tall - blooms in summer to fall. Tiny, greenish-yellow, rounded flower heads at the top of the branching stems. Leaves are feathered and give off pineapple smell when crushed.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Tiny flower heads at the ends of branches
Flower Color: Yellow
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Plant Type: Wildflower (Low, spreading plant)
Leaf Type: Deeply divided and feathery

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