Pseudognaphalium saxicola (Fassett) H.E.Ballard & Feller
Family: Asteraceae
cliff cudweed,  more...
[Gnaphalium obtusifolium var. saxicola L.,  more]
Pseudognaphalium saxicola image
D. Sky Feller  
Etymology: Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
Plants: erect to drooping, annual, 10" 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 flattish clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Habitat: moist to dry; sandstone cliffs, ravines
Conservation Status: Threatened
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