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Flower  Pineapple Mayweed

Pineapple Mayweed - Photo  Copyright 2000 Gary Bradley
Photo: G. Bradley

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A great way to see all the details on these tiny flowers is with a powerful hand lens - click here

Latin name: Matricaria matricarioides

Size: Grows to around 35cms high

Distribution: Found throughout the UK.

Flowering months: June to August

Habitat: Waste ground, gardens and roadsides.

Special features: The pineapple mayweed, sometimes called the pineappleweed is a member of the daisy family. It produces yellow flowers that are so tightly packed together they resemble a tiny pineapple. To add to the effect, if you pinch its feathery leaves, they emit a strong smell of pineapple. 

This plant originated in east Asia, but is now well established here in the U.K.

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