Gnaphalium uliginosum L.
Family: Asteraceae
low cudweed,  more...
[Filaginella uliginosa (L.) Opiz]
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Etymology: Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
Plants: erect, annual, 2"-12" tall, branched forb; stems white-woolly
Leaves: alternate, toothless, mostly stalkless, linear, both sides woolly
Flowers: head tiny, brownish, no rays; inflorescence with heads in small, tight clusters at the top of the stem and from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruits: dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: wet to dry; streambanks, disturbed sites
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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