Pineapple Mayweed
Taken at Musselburgh on 27th June 2019 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 1st June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens. Fact File
Pineapple Mayweed
Pineapple Mayweed.
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Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Chamomilla suaveolens.
Daisy.
Annual

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Roadsides and waste places.
June-July.
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"
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