Strongly aromatic annual with pineapple scent. Stems several, 5-30 cm, erect or ascending, subangular, rather fleshy, glabrous . Leaves 2-3-pinnatisect, 2-6 cm; ultimate segments linear, acute. Capitula 5 to numerous, 5-8 mm diam.; peduncles short. Phyllaries with broad colourless scarious margin. Ray flowers absent. Disc flowers greenish, tubular, 4-lobed. Achenes c. 1.5 mm; pappus a short rim, with entire margin. Fl. 7-8. Roadsides. 1750-1800 m.
A very common alien naturalised in much of Europe and Caucasia.