British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide
The common name 'Pineapple Weed' is derived
from the pineapple scent that is emitted from
the crushed leaves and flowers.
leafy stemmed annual of the sunflower family
has a distinct pineapple scent and can grow
from 5 to 30cm. tall.
the leaves on the stem of the Pineapple Weed
are feathery and fern-like; divided 1 to 3
times into short, narrow segments (1-5 cm.)
the leaves around the base of the plant tend
to have wilted by the time the flowers appear.
sit on a domed-shaped base
the flower heads are composed of disk and
not ray flowers
the disk flowers are greenish-yellow
broad, pale bracts in rows beneath the flower
1 seeded, dry, nut-like
Pineapple Weed grow at low to mid elevations.
Pineapple Weed prefers disturbed areas, particularly
where soil has been compacted
when crushed, the flowers and leaves of Pineapple
Weed emit a pineapple smell.
Pineapple Weed is commonly used as a potpourri.