The leaves are best dried and stored for later use to help flavour meals (flavour is similar to tarragon). It is aromatic. The plant is self-fertile. Collecting . Native people once pulverized the young tops and leaves and ate them raw (similar to using an onion). It is used as an ornamental plant. Conservation Services. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Young leaves are edible. The young seedlings are also edible. Taste . A herb tea is made from the flowers in a similar way to camomile tea and it has a similar though weaker effect medicinally. Common around field entrances, paths or compacted soil. How it Spreads (Mode of Spread): Scentless chamomile can produce between 300 000 and one million seeds per plant. Scented mayweed is highly attractive to ladybirds that feed on aphids. Frequency . Smell . mayweed A bad-smelling daisy-like flower. Both cotyledons and true leaves are smooth. Explanation of scentless mayweeds Strongly of pineapple. Anthemis arvensis, also known as corn chamomile, mayweed, scentless chamomile, or field chamomile is a species of flowering plant the genus Anthemis, in the aster family. Caution is advised, there are some reports of toxicity. Although the whole plant is useable in small amounts, it may cause allergies or vomiting. Flixweed cotyledons are stalked and narrower than scentless chamomile. If I say 'pineapple', what do you smell? Edible parts of Mayweed: The herb is used as a flavouring in Peru. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from July to August. The first true leaves are deeply-divided, often into five distinct segments. If I say 'mango, passsion fruit or citrus', what do you smell?! Looking for scentless mayweeds? Chamomile and Mayweed but these are edible, the main identification of this plant is the strong pineapple smell. Photo from Karlsruhe, Germany. The Conservation Services Division provides technical and financial support, leadership and statewide coordination, and regulatory oversight to public/private landowners and agricultural businesses statewide on an array of natural resource management challenges. It is a common weed of cereals and other arable crops where it benefits from the control of more competitive weeds. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. Some edible lookalikes could include mayweed (Anthemis cotula) and chamomile, however when the flower buds appear the difference should be quite clear. Distribution. A dense stand can produce up to 1.8 million seeds/m2. Seedlings may be easily confused with flixweed. The leaves are a good source of calcium and potassium and well as protein. Scentless mayweed Family Sunflower Asteraceae Seedling Cotyledons are oval and sessile. Scented mayweed prefers nitrogenous soils that are poor in lime and will tolerate saline conditions. The odour is not very pleasant and so it â¦ Find out information about scentless mayweeds. The power of suggestion is a clever influence when it comes to smell and taste, but honestly, pineapple weed (Matricaria discoidea) really does smell of all of these! Anthemis arvensis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in) by 0.3 m (1ft). Scentless chamomile is also found in the Dark Brown and Brown soil zones and where it is becoming more of a problem as it adapts to different climatic conditions. Foraging. It is considered to be an indicator of loam. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Flies, beetles. The flower heads taste best before they bloom, so make sure to harvest these during the spring. Sweet and like pineapple.