Pseudognaphalium species

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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 Reference
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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, 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.
Blooming Period: May to November.
Reference: Descr. adapted from SEINet and Burke Herbarium.
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 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. adapted from SEINet, Minnesota Wildflowers and Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses.
Texas Status
Native

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