Gnaphalium palustre

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Gnaphalium palustre
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Gnaphalium
Species: G. palustre
Binomial name
Gnaphalium palustre

Filaginella palustris

Gnaphalium palustre, known by the common name western marsh cudweed, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family.

The plant is native to much of western North America, where it is common in many habitats and from valley floor to mountain alpine elevations of Western Canada, the Western United States, and Northwestern Mexico.


Gnaphalium palustre is an annual herb growing erect stems which may be short or up to about 30 centimeters tall. The stems and foliage are nearly white due to their coating of woolly hairs. The leaves are small and lance-shaped to scoop-shaped.

The inflorescence holds a cluster of flower heads in a nest of woolly fibers. Each head has brownish to pale yellowish phyllaries surrounding a center of many tiny flowers.

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