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Macoun’s Cudweed - Gnaphalium macounii
Other Names:  Pseudognaphalium macounii, Gnaphalium viscosum [misapplied]


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Usually biennial. Stems erect, mostly unbranched, 30–70 cm. Leaves tomentose beneath, greenish above, glandular, 3–8 cm long; basal withered at flowering; cauline 4–10 cm long, narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, mostly sessile, often with decurrent bases. Glomerules terminal in a close hemispheric to pyramidal inflorescence, surpassing subtending leaves. Involucres 5–6 mm high; phyllaries white, acute, tomentose at the base. Inner corollas 3–4 mm long. Achenes 0.5–1 mm long; pappus deciduous separately (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Throughout most of temperate N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Disturbed soil of meadows, streambanks, burned or logged forests; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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