Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Cork

Marsh Cudweed
Gnaphalium uliginosum
Gnamhlus corraigh
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering time: June-October. Annual. Native.

Ray-less flower-heads brownish-yellow, bracts brownish, pointed.
Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, green above. Undersides and stems covered with silver-grey woolly hairs. Much branched from base. Height: 4-20cm

Frequent on compact damp acidic soils. Paths, roadsides, field gateways, heaths.

Similar: Heath Cudweed, G. silvaticum. Rare perennial. Unbranched stems. Flowerheads pinkish/brownish white. Blunt bracts.

Photographs above: Near Ballingeary, Co.Cork. July 2006

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