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Taxon: Matricaria discoidea DC.

Genus: Matricaria
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Anthemideae subtribe: Matricariinae
Nomen number: 104425
Place of publication: Prodr. 6:50. 1838 ("1837")
Name verified on: 16-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).


Common names:

  • disc mayweed   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • false chamomile   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English
  • pineapple-weed   (Source: Dict Gard [as M. matricarioides]) – English
  • rayless chamomile   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • rounded chamomile   (Source: Econ Pl Aust [as M. matricarioides]) – English
  • tong hua mu ju   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • matricaire odorante   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • strahlenlose Kamille   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • gatkamomill   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    China: China - Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu [n.]
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan
    Australia: Australia [s.e.]
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Faroe Islands; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas
    Mesoamerica: Guatemala
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile

  • exact native range obscure




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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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