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Pseudognaphalium stramineum
cotton batting cudweed, cotton batting plant
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Great Plains of the U.S.; New York south to South Carolina.

Habitat: Open, usually moist places, often on disturbed soil.

Flowers: June-October

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Woolly annual or biennial, the several stems 2-7 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, numerous, broadly oblanceolate or occasionally oblong or lanceolate, up to 10 cm. long, auriculate at the base.

Flowers:

Heads numerous, grouped in one or a few dense glomerules, the involucres with a yellowish cast, 4-7 mm. high, woolly at the base; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner ones coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles, distinct, falling separately.

Fruits:

Achenes nerveless.

Accepted Name:
Pseudognaphalium stramineum (Kunth) Anderb.
Publication: Opera Bot. 104: 148. 1991.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Gnaphalium chilense Spreng. [HC]
Gnaphalium stramineum Kunth
Pseudognaphalium stramineum (Kunth) W.A. Weber, invalid name
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pseudognaphalium stramineum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Pseudognaphalium stramineum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pseudognaphalium stramineum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pseudognaphalium stramineum photos.

USDA Plants: Pseudognaphalium stramineum information.

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