disc mayweed, pineapple-weed
[Artemisia matricarioides auct. non Less., more...]
Etymology: Matricaria: from the Latin matrix, "the womb," the plant once having been used as a cure for female disorders
Plants: low, erect, annual, 1"-18" tall, branched forb with a pineapple odor; stems leafy and smooth
Leaves: alternate, 1 to 3 times pinnately-divided into very narrow segments
Flowers: head 3/8" wide, egg-shaped with yellow disk flower; inflorescence of several to many heads in a branched cluster; blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed with no fluffy pappus
Habitat: disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"