Pineapple Weed

Matricaria matricarioides

Photo of Pineapple Weed
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

Pineapple weed is a problem in spinach and other vegetable crops. When crushed the leaves have the distinct fragrance of pineapple. It is a winter annual and difficult to control. The flower closely resembles mayweed except there are no ray flowers.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences