Froelichia gracilis (Hook.) Moq.
Family: Amaranthaceae
cotton-weed, slender cotton-weed, slender snake-cotton, small cotton-weed
[Froelichia braunii Standl.,  more...]
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Etymology: Froelichia: for Joseph Froelich, a German botanist
Plants: erect to drooping, annual, 8"-30" tall forb; stems usually branched near the ground
Leaves: opposite, mostly from below the center of the stem and usually less than 2 1/2" wide
Flowers: white, tiny, 5-parted; inflorescence a 2" woolly spike with flowers in 3-rowed spirals; blooms July-Sept.
Habitat: dry
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Robert H. Read  
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Robert H. Read  
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