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Picture of Pineappleweed Plant press of pineappleweed
Matricaria matricarioides (Less.) Porter


Plant Description:

  • Introduced, dry prairie, weedy species growing up to 40 cm tall
  • Leaves are highly divided and look like feathers
  • Many green-yellow flower heads at stem ends
  • Gives off the smell of pineapple when flowers are pressed
  • Pineappleweed Tea has a calming effect and treats sore throats
  • Can be used as a deodorant and can be rubbed on hands after cleaning fish to remove smell
  • Occurs everywhere - in disturbed sites, along roadsides, sidewalk cracks and is a weed in lawns
  • Found at Stops 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, and 11


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-Sourced from Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, 1979 and
Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen Parkland, 1995.
Refer to references for full publication details.

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