Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Pineapple-weed - Matricaria discoidea   de Candolle
Members of Asteraceae:
Only member of Matricaria in NC.
Google Images
Section 6 » Order Asterales » Family Asteraceae
Show/Hide Synonym
Authorde Candolle
DistributionMountains, plus a record from Polk County in upper Piedmont. First collected in 1933 on road to Mack's [sic, Max] Patch in "Henderson" [presumed Haywood or Madison] County; this mountain lies along the county line separating these two counties.

Native of the northwestern states and provinces (fide FNA); now found throughout.
HabitatRoadsides, pastures, barnyards, fields, waste areas, campground weed.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-November.
IdentificationThis is a poster plant of a "weed". It is short, scruffy looking, lacks bright colors or showy flowers, and the leaves are dissected into uninteresting segments -- not to mention growing in highly disturbed places. The terminal head (1 per stem or branch) is dull yellow and lacks rays. The sole redeeming feature is the delicious odor of crushed heads -- just like pineapple!
Taxonomic Comments
Other Common Name(s)
State RankSE
Global RankG5
State Status
US Status
USACE-agcpFACU link
USACE-empFACU link
County Map - click on a county to view source of record.

View Mapping Selection Options
Select a source
Select an occurrence type