cotton-weed, slender cotton-weed, slender snake-cotton, small cotton-weed
[Froelichia braunii Standl., more...]
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.
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.