PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Pineappleweed

LATIN NAME / 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: Smells like chamomile and pineapple. Not easy to transplant. Use dried flowers for teas.

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

NUTRITION / MEDICINAL:

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

OTHER USES: Dried flowers used as insect repellent. (1)

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/