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Common name: Jersey Cudweed
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt APNI*
Synonyms: Gnaphalium luteoalbum L. APNI*
Pseudognaphalium luteo-album (L.) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt APNI*
Gnaphalium luteo-album L. APNI*
Description: Erect, greyish white woolly annual herb to 45 cm high; branching from the base (but often corymbosely branched above).
Basal leaves withering early; cauline leaves oblanceolate to linear, to 5 cm long, to 5 mm wide, becoming progressively smaller and lanceolate to linear up stem, base slightly stem-clasping, margins often undulate.
Heads numerous, ovoid, to 4 mm long, with shiny yellow outer involucral bracts about equalling the florets; receptacle tuberculate. Florets numerous, yellow; inner ones much fewer in number.
Achenes c. 0.6 mm long, brown, hairy; pappus bristles 8–12, c. 3 mm long, bases cohering slightly by spreading cilia.
Flowering: spring to early summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in most plant communities, on various soils, widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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