Tripleurospermum perforatum

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Taxonomy
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tripleurospermum
Species: T. perforatum
Scientific Name
Tripleurospermum perforatum
(Merat) M. Lainz
Scientific Name Synonym
Matricaria perforata
Mérat
Common Names

false chamomile, scentless chamomile

Overview

Appearance
Tripleurospermum perforatum annual herb/forb that can grow up to 2 ft. (0.6 m) tall.
Foliage
Stems are erect, branched, yellowish-green, and occasionally flushed with reddish-purple. Leaves are rosette, oblong-spathulate, thread-like, irregularly tripinnate, and branched segments are 0.02-0.04 in. (0.6-1 mm) wide.
Flowers
Flower heads have white ray flowers and yellow centers, and are disc shaped. A key feature of this species is that its flowers are almost completely scentless. Flowering occurs from June to October.
Fruit
Fruit are 0.1-0.14 in. (2.5-3.5 mm) long, dry, brown in color, and triangular in shape with ribbed venation. Seeds are gray to black or dark brown and 0.06 in. (1.5 mm) long.
Ecological Threat
Tripleurospermum perforatum can be found along roadsides and in fields particularly in locations with colder climates. It is native to northern Europe.

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