Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pineapple Weed Heart -Guest Heart Thursday

Pineapple weed grows in places nothing else would--it flourishes in hard packed dirt, graveled lots and along paved roads.   This one is growing up through the asphalt of a local driveway.  If you pinch the flowers in your fingers you will smell the aroma of sweet pineapple.  The flowers of this delightful weed, picked and brewed, make the most wonderfully calming tea.  This plant is in the chamomile family and can be found everywhere in the Pacific Northwest in late Spring, early Summer.

Unaided by human hands, this pineapple weed grew in the perfect shape of a heart.  Just perfect for Guest Heart Thursday.

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  1. For real? I think I am going to become a Weed Pincher. Love the heart!

  2. Yes, this IS for real...I will often pinch a bunch of the flowers, throw 'em in a hot cup of water. You can even eat and chew them after drinking the tea. It is a wonderful medicinal plant. As you can see, I love pineapple weed! lol

  3. so sweet
    i love the smell of this plant
    often getting it confused with chamomile

  4. and here it is a huge blizzard... nice to see a little green on the ground:-)

  5. I love finding pineapple weed - I love that it grows in abused ground ... we often make tea from the flowers. I even dried a bunch to use in the wintertime, but we've used it up! Can't wait to get some more.

    I love that you found a heart shaped pineapple weed plant!!!!! I bet it makes the BEST tea!