Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Asteraceae
Gnaphalium helleri Britton var. micradenium (Weath.) Mahler
cat's-foot, Heller's cudweed
Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
helleri: for Amos Arthur Heller (1867-1944), its discoverer
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: Erect, annual, 5-24 tall, fragrant forb; stems with glandular hairs becoming woolly in the inflorescence
Flower: head whitish, 1/4" wide, disks with 47-78 flowers; inflorescence with many heads in branched clusters; blooms Sept.-Oct.
Leaf:linear to narrowly lance-like, bases not clasping, white-woolly beneath and green above
Habitat: dry; woods; often in sandy soil
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Synonyms 
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L. var. micradenium Weath.

         
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