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Cotton-batting Cudweed - Gnaphalium stramineum
Other Names:  Gnaphalium chilense, Pseudognaphalium stramineum

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Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
C-value: 3


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General Description
Annual or biennial. Stems erect, sometimes branched at the base, 20–80 cm. Leaves mainly cauline, clasping, oblanceolate, 2–6 cm long. Glomerules terminal in a dense, hemispheric inflorescence, surpassing subtending leaves. Involucres 4–6 mm high; phyllaries dirty white with rounded, erose tips, tomentose at the base. Inner corollas 2–3 mm long. Achenes 0.5–1 mm long; pappus deciduous in clumps (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
BC south to CA, AZ, NM, TX and Mexico (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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