Irish wildflowers

Common Cudweed, Filago vulgaris
Photos: Co. Wexford

Common Cudweed
Filago vulgaris
Cáithluibh
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering July - August. Annual. Native.

Dense clusters of flowerheads with linear, five-rowed, keeled bracts.
Leaves wavy-edged, white-woolly, linear, without mucronate point at tips.
Stems +/- branched at base. Height 15-30cm.

Dry, sandy, +/- acidic grasslands, roadsides, arable and waste ground.
Similar: Small Cudweed, Filago minima

Common Cudweed, Filago vulgaris


Common Cudweed, Filago vulgaris
Common Cudweed, Filago vulgaris. June 2010

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