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Common Name: Pineapple Weed
Matricaria matricarioides is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
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.