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Asteraceae
Maticaria discoidea


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Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb



Asteraceae Family

Maticaria Genus
Other Names for this Plant

disc mayweed


Location

I found these plants growing at Sauvie Island Farms in Oregon. There were many of these plants growing inbetween rows of strawberry plants.

Physical Description
As you can see, the head of the flower is cone-shaped. The plant has pinnately dissected leaves. When they are crushed they give off a sweet scent.


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Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

The flowers you see, however bitter tasting, have been gathered raw as food for children. The plant can also be used as a temporary, yet effective insect repellent.
en.wikipedia.org wiki Chamomilla suaveolens



Pineapple Weed
a.k.a. disc mayweed, wild chamomile



Pineapple Weed


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