Time to act:
Sep, Oct, Nov, Jun, Jul, Aug, May
Pineapple weed, Matricaria matricarioides, relishes the challenge of rooting into a well-trodden path or other seemingly unhospitable soils. When walked on the plant's leaves release a pleasant pineapple-like scent, but a single plant will flower and produce thousands of plants in its short lifetime, quickly spreading through the garden.
Pineapple weed will spread and root in any open ground - even in compacted earth and paths - competing with plants for nutrients and space.
Find it on
all over the garden, but particularly in lawns