Scentless Mayweed - Tripleurospermum inodorum

    Description

    Erect, branched low to medium plant with feathery leaves. Flowerheads are white with a yellow disc, not aromatic, the white rays not reflexing fully after opening, and the disc cone not hollow.

    Similar Species

    Scentless and Scented Mayweed look virtually the same and are best distinguished by the presence or absence of an aromatic smell when the flowers are crushed.

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    Habitat

    Cultivated and arable land, waste ground.

    When to see it

    July to September.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Common throughout much of Britain, but scarcer in the north.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 600 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map