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false chamomile
Tripleurospermum perforatum (Merat) M. Lainz


Tripleurospermum perforatum annual herb/forb that can grow up to 2 ft. (0.6 m) tall.
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.
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 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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EDDMapS Distribution

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Tripleurospermum

Other System Links

Plants: TRPE21
Bayer: MATIN
GRIN: 318346
ITIS: 507677

Synonyms and Other Names

Related Scientific Names:

Matricaria perforata Mérat(Synonym)


Category: Forbs/Herbs