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Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum
weedy cudweed, red-tip rabbit-tobacco, jersey rabbit tobacco
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Locally introduced, chiefly west of the Cascades.

Habitat: Disturbed waste ground.

Flowers: June - October

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Woolly annual, simple or moderately branched, up to 4 dm. tall.


Lowermost leaves oblanceolate, up to 4.5 cm. long and 1 cm. wide, the others progressively reduced upward.


Heads in several tight clusters, in a close inflorescence; involucre 3.5-5 mm. high, woolly only at the base, its bracts translucent, light brown; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles united at base.


Achenes small, nerveless.

Accepted Name:
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (L.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Publication: Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 82: 206. 1981. 1981.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Gnaphalium luteo-album L., orthographic variant [HC]
Gnaphalium luteoalbum L.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum photos.

USDA Plants: Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum information.

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