Pseudognaphalium canescens
Wright's rabbit-tobacco
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.

Habitat: Open, usually dry places, often in rocky or sandy soil.

Flowers: July - September

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Short-lived perennial with several stems from a taproot, 2-7 dm. tall.


Leaves numerous, broadly linear or the lower oblanceolate, 3-10 cm. long and 2-10 mm. wide.


Heads numerous in small, tight clusters, forming a broad, open inflorescence; involucre 4-7 mm. high, the numerous imbricate bracts woolly only at the base, white to tan; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles, distinct, falling separately.


Achenes small, nerveless.

Accepted Name:
Pseudognaphalium canescens (DC.) Anderb.
Publication: Opera Bot. 104: 147. 1991. 1991.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Pseudognaphalium canescens checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pseudognaphalium canescens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pseudognaphalium canescens photos.

USDA Plants: Pseudognaphalium canescens information.

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