Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae
This plant is common and widespread throughout the UK and Ireland.
The mayweeds are members of the daisy family. Scentless mayweed grows on waste land and road verges, often forming dense masses of flowers from May through to November.
A close relative is the pineapple mayweed, an interesting flower of well-trodden land; it has finely divided leaves very similar to those of the scentless mayweed. It is quite easy to distinguish between the species once the flowers are out: scentless mayweed has white petals while the flowers of pineapple mayweed have no petals at all.
The photographs shown on this page were taken in West Wales in May.