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Chamomilla suaveolens kz.jpg  Pineapple Mayweed (Chamomilla suaveolens) - geograph.org.uk - 497544.jpg  Lepidotheca suaveolens 01.JPG

 

NAME: Pineappleweed

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Matricaria Discoidea / Asteraceae

COMMON NAME(S):  disc mayweed, rayless mayweed

CONDITIONS: full sun, well drained, hard-packed soil, and gravel lots

 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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mild

COOK

spring/summer

Buds/Flowers

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mild

RAW/COOK

spring/summer

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small / herb

COMMENT: Cute as a button herb!  Smells like chamomile and pineapple. Use fresh or dried flowers and leaves for teas and salads. Spreads easily, but sometimes not easy to transplant. Likes hard-packed soil and gravel driveways.

CAUTION:  Some people are allergic to this plant.(1)

NUTRITION / MEDICINAL:

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

OTHER USES: Entire plant can be used as an insect repellent. (2)

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Matricaria+matricarioides

  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/matricaria-matricarioides-for-your-tea-salad-2 

  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_discoidea  

  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/07/pineapple-weed.html (good photos)

  5. http://www.ediblewildfood.com/pineapple-weed.aspx (good photos)

  6. https://plighttofreedom.com/pineapple-weed

  7. http://yogurthydro.com/blog/foraging-pineapple-weed-wild-chamomile (recipe)

  8. https://locavoremagazine.co/foraging-recipes-pineapple-weed (recipe)

  9. http://motherminnesota.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-make-pineapple-weed-jelly-its.html (recipe)

  10. http://monicawilde.com/pineapple-weed-jelly-recipe (recipe)

  11. https://www.yummly.com/recipe/Pineapple-Weed-Cordial-2719843

  12. http://www.recklessabandoncook.com/2011/02/pineapple-chicken-salad.html?m=1