Scentless Chamomile (Tripleurospermum inodorum)

Scentless Chamomile

Tripleurospermum inodorum

Description

  • Daisy-like white flower with a yellow center at the end of each stem
  • Alternate pattern branching
  • Leaves with linear thread-like segments
  • Translucent basal leaves that usually disappear by the time it flowers
  • Mature plant has a bushy appearance

Consequences of invasion

  • Forms monocultures that reduce biodiversity
  • Reduce crop and pasture yield

How is it introduced? How does it spread?

  • An unwelcome hitchhiker on equipment and vehicles
  • People transport seeds through contaminated soils, fill material, crop seed and animal feed
  • It is dispersed naturally by wind and can float in the air for up to 12 hours

Integrated Pest Management Options

  • Be cautious of seeds in wildlife seed mixes before planting them
  • Become PlantWise and learn about Growing Me Instead
  • Clean equipment and gear before leaving an infested site
  • Dispose invasive species properly at designated disposal sites
  • Mow to reduce seed production
  • Frequent tillage prevents seedlings from establishing
  • Hand pulling before the plant is in seed will prevent new infestations from spreading

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