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Sea Mayweed

Tripleurospermum maritimum

Plant Data

Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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White, many petals
 
Large daisy-like flowers with greenish-white sepal-like bracts. Very similar looking to Scentless Mayweed. Bracts are also brown-edged.
Fruit:
A flat, ridged, light brown achene (seed).
Leaves:
Alternate, feathery leaves. The leaflets are thread-like. Basal leaves are stalkless and stem leaves, almost stalkless.
Maximum Size:
60 centimetres tall
Aroma:
The crushed leaves are faintly aromatic, smelling similar to chamomile but much weaker.
Other Names:
Baldr's Eyelashes, Dog Gowan, False Mayweed, Mayweed, Scentless False Chamomile, Scentless Matricary, Scentless Mayweed.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen
Habitats:
Ditches, farmland, roadsides, rocks, seaside, wasteland.