Tripleurospermum maritimum subsp. inodorum (L.) Appleq.

Scentless False Chamomile

Taxon 51: 760 (2002) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Erect or ascending, rarely prostrate, annual to c. 1 m high, ± glabrous; stems branching, sparsely hairy when young, yellowish-green, sometimes reddish at base. Leaves petiolate becoming sessile upwards, oblong, elliptical or ovate in outline, 1.5–6 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, 3-pinnatisect, ultimate lobes filiform, 0.6–1 mm wide, apiculate. Capitula 3–4.5 cm diam., solitary or few; peduncles sparsely hairy; involucral bracts oblong or narrowly triangular, 5–8 mm long, with pale brown scarious margins; receptacle hemispherical. Ray florets 10–25, ligules 8–18 mm long, white; disc florets numerous, 1–2.5 mm long, yellow. Cypselas obovoid, 1.4–2.2 mm long, minutely wrinkled between ribs, apical scarious rim c. 0.2 mm high present. Flowers most of the year.

*GipP. Native to Europe. A rarely collected weed that has been found in metropolitan Melbourne and in the Latrobe Valley.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-29
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Tripleurospermum maritimum subsp. inodorum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tripleurospermum maritimum subsp. inodorum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

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New South Wales