Pseudognaphaliun stramineum (Cottonbatting Plant, Chilean Cudweed)

Gnaphalium palustre (Lowland Cudweed)

This is a native herb of vernal wetlands and other open, moist disturbed ground. It is grayish white because of a dense covering of hairs, with multiple stalks up to 30” long arising from a basal rosette. The leaves are narrow, spoon shaped and clasping. The flowers are small, brownish yellow surrounded by a whitish corolla, and develop amid clusters of leaves atop the stems. It is a member of the tribe Gnaphalieae in family Asteraceae, which includes the Everlastings. 

Thank you Craig Sondergaard for identifying this plant for me. 

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http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Pseudognaphalium%20stramineum

http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/taxa/index.php?taxauthid=1&taxon=8881&clid=2633

Size- Up to 30” tall

Habitat- Open, damp to just vernally wet, disturbed ground and woodland edges

Range- Region wide in appropriate habitat

Blooms- Late spring through summer 

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