Matricaria discoidea – Pineapple weed

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Pineapple weed (Matricaria discoidea) is an edible and medicinal native plant that is similar to chamomile.
It can be identified by its unique cone-shaped flower heads that lack ray flowers.
Pineapple weed can be found along trails in sunny areas from May-September. It has a pineapple-like taste and aroma.
Pineapple weed can be eaten raw or used in teas, cookies, cordials, or ice cream. It can be dried for future use. Pineapple weed has no poisonous look-a-likes.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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