Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Sweet Everlasting, Rabbit-tobacco, Fragrant Cudweed
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: PSOB3
Erect, cottony stem bears branched clusters of whitish-yellow, round, fragrant flower heads.
This species was formerly in the genus Gnaphalium, derived from the Greek gnaphallon ("tuft of the wool"), referring to the nature of the flower heads. It is now considered a "pseudo," or false, Gnaphalium.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Native Distribution: Alberta east to Nova Scotia, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Nebraska and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Dry clearings, fields, and edges of woods.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSupports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-09-19
Research By: TWC Staff