Proudly supported by :: ACT Government :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region NatureMapr NatureMapr

DaisyMatricaria discoidea    

Rounded Chamomille at Point Hut Pond

5 images

Matricaria discoidea at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015
Matricaria discoidea at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015
Matricaria discoidea at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015
Matricaria discoidea at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015
Matricaria discoidea at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015

Identification history

Daisy Matricaria discoidea 17 Dec 2015 michaelb
chamomilla suaveolens 16 Dec 2015 galah681
 Dipsacus laciniatus 13 Dec 2015 BettyDonWood
 Dipsacus fullonum 13 Dec 2015 BettyDonWood

Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
  17 Dec 2015

According to David Albrecht from the Australian National Herbarium (CSIRO), this species has not previously been recorded for the ACT.

Author's notes

Sighting verified by David Albrecht from the CSIRO and Betty Woods.

13 comments

   13 Dec 2015
I am pretty sure this is a teasel. However, the leaves in no way fit the description of Dipsacus fullonum in PlantNET. It needs to go to someone eg at the Australian National Herbarium, who has access to the European and American Floras.
   13 Dec 2015
The leaves of Dipsacus laciniatus fit the photo better. However, I am basing this only on photos. I have not been able to find a decent description.
michaelb wrote:
   14 Dec 2015
Hi Betty. I had a look at images of both species of Dipsacus that you've mentioned, and neither of them have leaves that are similar. I thought it was a short lived annual daisy. I will return to the scene and see if I can find any remains of the plants for ID. Otherwise, I will have to wait until next year to get a specimen for ANBG to look at.
   14 Dec 2015
The leaves are very daisy-like. However, both Don and I separately took one look at the flower head and said Dipsacus. I don't know any daisy that looks anything like this.
michaelb wrote:
   15 Dec 2015
Hi Betty. I revisited the site yesterday and found a small but withered specimen of the plant, and I've added photos of it. The plant was only 8cm long including the roots. There is a small flower present, and the remains of spent flowers. There is no evidence of the prickly seed-head that Dipsacus plants have. What do you think?
   15 Dec 2015
I have no idea what it is, given the size it is. It just goes to show how one can be completely mistaken when looking at a photo with no idea of the plant size.
michaelb wrote:
   15 Dec 2015
Fair enough. The additional set of photos was of a particularly small plant. But if you look at the second photo, which shows the background, including grass clippings and some weeds, it gives you a reasonable idea that original plant was quite small. I might have a go next year at getting a decent specimen for ANBG to look at. Thanks for trying.
Mike wrote:
   16 Dec 2015
It looks like Matricaria matricarioides (rounded chamomile) see Richardson & Richardson p.179 also known as M. discoidea. The ACT Census has Artemisia recutita but I haven't found any photos.
michaelb wrote:
   16 Dec 2015
Thanks Mike. That is an excellent suggestion. The photos on the internet look very close. Also PlantNet has Matricaria matricarioides as naturalised on the Southern Tablelands.
galah681 wrote:
   16 Dec 2015
I photographed a plant that looked very like this when I was in Cornwall in October. I think it was Chamomilla suaveolens - Pineapple mayweed. It grows in wasteland and originates from NE Asia
Mike wrote:
   16 Dec 2015
Synonyms. According to one photo on Google Search - Disc Mayweed, Pineapple Weed: Matricaria discoidea (Synonyms: Chamomilla suaveolens, Matricaria matricarioides). Atlas of Living Australia gives accepted name Matricaria chamomilla.
michaelb wrote:
   17 Dec 2015
Thanks Galah and Mike. When I set up the suggested name I used the PlantNET definition, which has Matricaria matricarioides as the accepted name, and Chamomilla suaveolens as a synonym.
michaelb wrote:
   17 Dec 2015
Betty as told me that the Atlas is more reliable than PlantNET, so I've changed the name to Matricaria chamomilla.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Nearby Sightings

Page 1 of 1 pages - image sightings only 24 1 22

Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Feb 2019 Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Point Hut Pond - 8 Aug 2018 Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 8 Aug 2018 Matricaria discoidea (Rounded Chamomille) at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2016 Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Jul 2016 Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Point Hut Pond - 20 Dec 2015 Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015 Ranunculus papulentus (Large River Buttercup) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015 Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015 Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015 Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Point Hut Pond - 14 Oct 2015 Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 21 May 2015 Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 Paspalum distichum (Water Couch) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 21 Aug 2014
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Feb 2019
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Point Hut Pond - 8 Aug 2018
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 8 Aug 2018
Matricaria discoidea (Rounded Chamomille) at Point Hut Pond - 5 Nov 2016
Acanthiza chrysorrhoa (Yellow-rumped Thornbill) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Jul 2016
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Point Hut Pond - 20 Dec 2015
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015
Ranunculus papulentus (Large River Buttercup) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Point Hut Pond - 6 Dec 2015
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015
Caladenia carnea (Pink fingers) at Point Hut Pond - 14 Oct 2015
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 21 May 2015
Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015
Paspalum distichum (Water Couch) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015
Phragmites australis (Common reed) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015
Fulica atra (Eurasian Coot) at Point Hut Pond - 21 Aug 2014

Page 1 

Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 50 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2015 6:55 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Budawang Coast Nature Map Southern Highlands Nature Map Noosa Shire Nature Map Albury Wodonga Nature Map
1195301 sightings of 5549 species in 1195 locations from 2749 members
Powered by NatureMapr |  Canberra Nature Map operates under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia |  Privacy