Broadleaf Weed – Pineapple Weed

(Matricaria matricarioides)

Pineapple Weed – also referred to as Chamomilla suaveolens, Matricaria suaveolens, Matricaria discoidea, and Rayless Chamomile – can be a summer or winter annual broadleaf weed. Matricaria matricarioides is often found growing in rocky open ground, including pastures, waste ground, disturbed sites, and along roadsides and railroads. Pineapple Weed can also be found in newly seeded or thin areas of residential lawns. It can is abundant throughout North America, with the exception of a few of the southernmost areas in the United States.

Identifying Pineapple Weed -

Pineapple Weed can be identified as a low-growing, bushy, branching summer or winter annual. Its elongated stems are smooth, hairless, vertically spreading, and branched. The leaves are hairless and fleshy. Pineapple weed has a shallow taproot with a secondary fibrous root system and its leaves give off an odor similar to pineapple when broken or crushed.

Blooming from May through October, Pineapple Weed produces tiny yellow flowers on distinct, rounded flower heads. The absence of ray flowers lends to the nickname “Rayless Chamomile.”

Pineapple Weed Control -

Pineapple Weed is a difficult weed to control. Turf management and other cultural weed control practices are unable to provide a sufficient enough defense to discourage this pest from invading your lawn. Professionally applied weed controls are almost always necessary for removal.

Pineapple Weed

Scotts LawnService uses a selective systemic weed control program to fight Pineapple Weed in your lawn, which ensures the herbicide is moved throughout the weed, killing it completely root and all.

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