L. 1753 not A. Rich. 1848
Gnaphalium uliginosum or marsh cudweed is an annual plant found on damp, disturbed ground and tracks. It is very widespread across much of Europe, Asia, and North America. It is very common on damp, arable grasslands, paths, and on acid soils.
It is a very woolly annual, growing 4–20 cm tall.
The leaves are wooly on both sides. They are 1 to 5 cm long, narrow oblong shaped.
The flower heads are 3 to 4 mm long. They are arranged in clusters of 3 to 10, surrounded by long leaves. The flower head bracts are wooly, and pale below, with dark chaffy hairless tips. The florets are brownish yellow. The stigmas are pale.
It flowers from July until September
- The Plant List, Gnaphalium uliginosum L.
- "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
- Flora of North America, Gnaphalium uliginosum Linnaeus, 1753. Marsh cudweed
- Flora of China, Gnaphalium uliginosum Linnaeus, 1753. 湿生鼠麴草 shi sheng shu qu cao
- Altervista Flora Italiana, Gnaphalium uliginosum L. includes photos, drawings, and European distribution map
- Rose, Francis (1981). The Wild Flower Key. Frederick Warne & Co. pp. 377–380. ISBN 0-7232-2419-6.
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