Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Froelichia gracilis (Hook.) Moq. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Robert H. Read

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

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All Froelichia list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Froelichia braunii Standl.
Oplotheca gracilis Hook.

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