Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Pineapple-Mayweed
Chamomilla suaveolens
of the Daisy family
an annual
5 - 30 cm high
blooms June - July
likes roadsides and waste places
can be seen throughout the park

   
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".