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Common Name: Pineapple Weed
Matricaria matricarioides is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has miscellaneous uses.
N.E. Asia. An introduced and increasing weed in Britain.
Waysides and waste places, especially along tracks, paths and by trampled gateways[
Succeeds in any well-drained soil in a sunny position[
The bruised or sun-warmed leaves emit the appealing odour of ripe apples[
The plant repels insects[
]. The dried flowers are used as an insect repellent[
Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ. Germination should take place within 3 weeks.