Common name: Flannel Cudweed, Cotton Weed
Actinobole uliginosum (A.Gray) H.Eichler APNI*
Synonyms: Gnaphalodes uliginosa A.Gray APNI*
Description: Annual herb, prostrate, stemless or branches to 10 cm long, woolly grey-brown to grey-green.
Leaves ± spathulate, oblanceolate or obovate, 3–13 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, woolly, sessile or petiole < 2 mm long.
Inflorescence of 1 or 2–12 heads in a compound head; compound heads ± cylindrical or broad-depressed, yellow, woolly; general involucral bracts c. 15–20, subequal to head; partial heads with c. 30–60 florets, bracts usually 19–28 with upper portion reflexed and pale yellow.
Achenes ± angular, 0.75–0.85 mm long, brown, papillose; pappus bristles barbellate, sometimes plumose towards apex, ± as long as florets, falling with corolla.
Flowering: late winter to spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows on sandy soils where perennial pasture is sparse, widespread in inland districts, west from Mudgee.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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