Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt  
Family: Asteraceae
cat's-foot, fragrant cudweed, old-field cudweed, old-field-balsam, rabbit-tobacco
[Gnaphalium obtusifolium , Gnaphalium obtusifolium var. obtusifolium ]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-32" tall, fragrant forb; stems with white, woolly hairs
Leaves: alternate, toothless, mostly stalkless, linear, bases not extending down the stem, whitish below and greenish above
Flowers: head white, 1/4" wide, no rays, disks with 75-125 flowers; inflorescence with many heads in branched, often roundish clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: prairies, disturbed sites, cliffs; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert Bierman  
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium image
Merel R. Black  
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium image
Merel R. Black  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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