and waste places.
5 - 30 cm
This plant is not native to the UK. It was introduced here,
probably Wales, from Oregon, USA in 1871 and has spread
throughout Britain to become a very common sight indeed
in roadsides and all sorts of waste areas. The name of the
plant probably is due either to its pineapple-like scent,
or from its pineapple-like flower heads. The scientific
name Chamomilla means "apples on the ground".