Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Gnaphalium uliginosum L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Gnaphalium uliginosum L.
low cudweed, marsh cudweed
Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
uliginosum: in marshes
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 2"-12" tall, branched forb; stems white-woolly
Flower: head tiny, brownish, no rays; inflorescence with heads in small, tight clusters at the top of the stem and from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, toothless, mostly stalkless, linear, both sides woolly
Habitat: wet to dry; streambanks, disturbed sites

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