Pseudognaphalium species [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Pseudognaphalium canescens USDA PLANTS Symbol
PSCA11
Common Name Wright's Cudweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
508108
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, lava beds, grasslands and woodlands, from 3,500-8,500 ft.
Plant: Erect annual or perennial up to 20 inches tall; much-branched white-woolly stems.
Leaves: Alternate, sessile, not decurrent, oblanceolate (lower) to broadly linear (upper), 3/4 to 4 inches long, white-woolly surfaces.
Inflorescence: Open panicles of multiple clusters on branching stem tips, each with several small 1/4-long bud-like flowers; no petals; many overlapping, pearly white bracts; many small, yellow to brown disk florets.
Bloom Period: May to November.
Reference: SEINet and Burke Herbarium.
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Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Pseudognaphalium jaliscense USDA PLANTS Symbol PSJA4
Common Name Jalisco Rabbit-tobacco ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 507653
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry soils in grasslands, open areas in oak, pine, and juniper woodlands, along roadsides and disturbed sites; 4600 to 7100 ft.
Plant: Erect annual 12 to 28 inches tall; stems densely-covered with fine-woolly hairs.
Leaves: Alternate, narrowly lanceolate to nearly linear, 1-1/4 to 8 inches long and uo to 1/4-inch wide; bases decurrent, not clasping, up to 1/3-inch; flat or slightly revolute margins; surfaces covered with matted, silky hairs.
Inflorescence: Terminal clusters of small heads in corymb-like arrays; no petals; many yellow to brown disk florets, 90-115 pistillate florets and 8 to 12 bisexual florets, surrounded by opaque white phyllaries.
Bloom Period: July to October.
Reference: Flora of North America and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native
Scientific Name Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium USDA PLANTS Symbol
PSOB3
Common Name Rabbit-tobacco, Sweet Everlasting ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
507657
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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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, not clasping or decurrent, 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.
Bloom Period: July to October.
Reference: SEINet, Minnesota Wildflowers and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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