Matricaria discoidea DC.

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Matricaria discoidea

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Derwent Grange Farm, County Durham

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Kent number: 135/59/2
BRC number: 920001242
Synonyms: Chamomilla suaveolens (L.) Rauschert
Matricaria matricarioides (Less.) Porter
Matricaria suaveolens (Pursh) Buchenau non L.
Common names: Pineapple Weed (English) Rayless Mayweed (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Neophyte
BSBI Species Code: A1
Annual erect aromatic herb to 30 cm. Leaves 2-3-pinnatisect with linear segments. Heads greenish-yellow, without ray-florets. Phyllaries oblong with broad scarious margins. Receptacle conical, hollow. Achenes weakly 3-4-ribbed on the inner face and an obscure rim at apex.
Derivation of specific name: disc-like (referring here to the absence of rays florets)
Habitat: Roadsides, paths and gateways, especially where subject to trampling.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Probably native to NE Asia; widespread as an introduction in N America, Europe, parts of S America and New Zealand
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Images last updated: Wednesday 25 June 2008


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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Matricaria discoidea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Matricaria discoidea
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JSTOR Plant Science: Matricaria discoidea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Matricaria discoidea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Matricaria discoidea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Matricaria discoidea
Tropicos: Matricaria discoidea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Species information: Matricaria discoidea., retrieved 28 February 2024

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