Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Gnaphalium obtusifolium L. var. obtusifolium image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Asteraceae
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L. var. obtusifolium
cat's-foot, fragrant cudweed, old-field-balsam, old-field cudweed, rabbit-tobacco
Gnaphalium: derived from Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-wooly
obtusifolium: from Latin obtus meaning "dull or blunt," and folium meaning "leaf;" referring to rounded leaf tips
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-32" tall, fragrant forb; stems with white, woolly hairs
Flower: head white, 1/4" wide, no rays, disks with 75-125 flowers; inflorescence with many heads in branched, often roundish clusters; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:smooth, dry seed on fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, toothless, mostly stalkless, linear, bases not extending down the stem, whitish below and greenish above
Habitat: prairies, disturbed sites, cliffs; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt subsp. obtusifolium

         
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