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Logfia minima
little cottonrose

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, also in eastern North America.

Habitat: Heaths, sandy soils, and other disturbed, open areas.

Flowers: June-Sept.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Slender, low annual, covered with silvery hairs.


Leaves linear, small, numerous, attached spirally up the stems.


Heads in terminal, narrow, conical clusters on the branches; heads rayless, white tinged with red, but appearing yellow from the tips of sepal-like bracts, which spread star-like in fruit.

Accepted Name:
Logfia minima (Sm.) Dumort.
Publication: Fl. Belg. 68. 1827.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Filago minima (Sm.) Pers.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Logfia minima in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Logfia minima checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Logfia minima atlas page.

CalPhotos: Logfia minima photos.

USDA Plants: Logfia minima information.

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