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Small yellowish-green, globular. No petals but 12-15 petal-like ray florets.
The flowers get lots of small brown seeds on them later in the year. The seeds (achenes) are light brown with 3 to 4 ridges on them.
Feathery and deeply cut, resembling miniature fern leaves. Alternate along the stems and up to 2 inches long. The leaves have got perhaps a few sparse hairs on them, but usually they are pretty much hairless.
The bitter-tasting flowers are edible, raw and cooked. They are good for making herbal tea. Some people are allergic to Pineapple Mayweed.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Flowerheads smell very strongly of pineapple when crushed between the fingers.
Disc Mayweed, False Chamomile, Pineapple Weed, Rayless Chamomile, Rayless Mayweed, Wild Chamomile.
Farmland, gardens, lawns, roadsides, wasteland.