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Published In: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 82(3): 205. 1981. (Bot. J. Linn. Soc.) Name publication detail

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Status: Native


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3. Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B. L. Burtt (sweet everlasting, fragrant cudweed, old-field balsam, catfoot)

Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.

Pl. 294 d–f; Map 1140

Plants usually only slightly aromatic when bruised or crushed. Stems 15–100 cm long, moderately to densely woolly, the pubescence sometimes becoming abraded in small patches with age, not appearing glandular, but with sparse glands 0.2–1.0 mm long, sometimes present toward the base and hidden under the woolly hairs. Leaves 1–10 cm long, linear to narrowly oblanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, the upper surface usually with sparse, stalked glands and sometimes also with sparse, woolly to cobwebby hairs along the midvein. 2n=14. July–November.

Scattered nearly throughout the state (eastern U.S. west to Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas; Canada). Upland prairies, openings of mesic to dry upland forests, savannas, glades, tops of bluffs, and banks of streams and rivers; also pastures, old fields, railroads, roadsides, and open, disturbed areas.



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