Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

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Scientific Name Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Rabbit Tobacco, Sweet Everlasting ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Sandy or rocky soils in dry, open prairies, pastures, roadsides, open woods, and waste areas.
Plant: Erect annual, 1 to 3 feet tall; one to few white-woolly stems, branched above.
Leaves: Alternate, sessile, narrowly linear-lanceolate to elliptic or oblanceolate, 1 to 4 inches long; green and mostly smooth upper surfaces, white-woolly beneath.
Inflorescence: Multiple (1 to 5) terminal clusters on branching stems, each with several small 1/4-long bud-like flowers; no petals; many overlapping, papery, whitish to brown bracts; many small, yellow to brown disk florets.
Blooming Period: July to October.
Reference: Descr. excerpts from SEINet, Minnesota Wildflowers and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
Texas Status

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