Plants in Sweden: Pineappleweed

Matricaria discoidea, Matricaria matricarioides, Matricaria suaveolens,
SE: Gatkamomill, DE: Strahlenlose Kamille ,
NL: Schijfkamille, UK: Pineappleweed, Rayless chamomile

Scientific name:  Matricaria discoidea DC.
Synonym name:  Matricaria matricarioides Porter ex Britton, Matricaria suaveolens (Pursh) Buchenau
Swedish name:  Gatkamomill
German name:  Strahlenlose Kamille
Nederlandse naam:  Schijfkamille
English name:  Pineappleweed, Rayless chamomile
Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, Sunflower Family, Korgblommiga växter

Sweden Flowers, Matricaria discoidea, Matricaria matricarioides, Matricaria suaveolens, Gatkamomill, Strahlenlose Kamille, Schijfkamille, Pineappleweed, Rayless chamomile

Life form:  Annual Herb
Stems:  Height 10–30(50) cm, upright, generally branched from base; sweet-scented
Leaves:  Pinnately dissected and sweet-scented when crushed
Flowers:  Short-stemmed flower baskets, about half a centimeter wide, lacking ray florets; more than 50 yellow-green disk flowers
Flowering Period:  July-September
Fruits:  Achene, a cypsela, oblong to oblanceolate, mildly compressed, asymmetrical
Habitat:  Anthropogenic (man-made or disturbed habitats)
Distribution:  Throughout the country

Matricaria discoidea, Matricaria matricarioides, Matricaria suaveolens, Gatkamomill, Strahlenlose Kamille, Schijfkamille, Pineappleweed, Rayless chamomile


Derivation of the botanical name:
Matricaria, Latin matrix, the womb; mater, mother; caries, decay; because of its one-time medical use in affections of the uterus.
discoidea without rays, discoid.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841),a Swiss botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Porter is used to indicate Thomas Conrad Porter ( 1822 - 1901), a botanist, theologian, educator, and poet.
  • The standard author abbreviation Britton is used to indicate Britton, Nathaniel Lord (1859 - 1934), an American botanist and taxonomist who co-founded the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York.
  • The standard author abbreviation Pursh is used to indicate Frederick Traugott Pursh (1774 –1820), a German–American botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Buchenau is used to indicate Franz Georg Philipp Buchenau (1831 – 1906), a German botanist and phytogeographer.

Flowers in Sweden, Wildflowers, Matricaria discoidea, Matricaria matricarioides, Matricaria suaveolens, Gatkamomill, Strahlenlose Kamille, Schijfkamille, Pineappleweed, Rayless chamomile