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PlantFiles: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Wild Camomile, Disc Mayweed
Matricaria discoidea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Matricaria (mat-ri-KAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: discoidea (dis-KOY-dee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Matricaria matricarioides
Synonym:Chamomilla suaveolens
Synonym:Lepidanthus suaveolens
Synonym:Santolina suaveolens
Synonym:Tanacetum suaveolens

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Ulrich On Mar 29, 2005, Ulrich from Manhattan Beach, CA (Zone 11) wrote:

It grows as a weed in pavement cracks in this area and smells just like German Chamomile.

Neutral Terry On Feb 7, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

So named because the leaves will give off a distinctive pineapple scent when crushed.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Berkeley, California
Dulzura, California
Manhattan Beach, California
Monterey, California
Moss Beach, California
Santa Cruz, California
Donovan, Illinois
Westchester, Illinois
Sioux City, Iowa
Louisville, Kentucky
Hancock, Michigan
Orrville, Ohio
Bandon, Oregon
Lincoln City, Oregon
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Shinglehouse, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
East Port Orchard, Washington
Edmonds, Washington
Elk, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Delavan, Wisconsin

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