Matricaria discoidea, commonly known as pineappleweed, wild chamomile, and disc mayweed is an annual plant native to North America and Northeast Asia but which has become a cosmopolitan weed. It is in the family Asteraceae. The flowers exude a chamomile/pineapple aroma when crushed. They are edible and have been used in salads (although they may become bitter by the time the plant blooms) and to make herbal tea. Pineapple weed has been used for medicinal purposes, including for relief of gastrointestinal upset, infected sores, fevers, and postpartum anemia. The plant grows well in disturbed areas, especially those with poor, compacted soil. It can be seen blooming on footpaths, roadsides, and similar places in spring and early summer. In North America, it can be found from central Alaska down to California and all the way to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It has also become common and naturalised in Britain NativePalearcticRussian Far East: Amur Oblast, Kamchatka Peninsula, Khabarovsk Krai, Kuril Islands, Magadan Oblast, Primorsky Krai, SakhalinEastern Asia: Hokkaidomiddle east: south of iranNearcticSubarctic America: Yukon Territory, AlaskaWestern Canada: Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba,Eastern Canada: Ontario, Qu bec, New BrunswickNorthwestern United States: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, WyomingSouthwestern United States: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, ColoradoMexico Northwest: Baja CaliforniaGallery.