West Highland Flora

Dwarf Cudweed


Gnaphalium supinum

 

Gnaphalium supinum

Photo John Birks
Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen
(Aug 1967 Ben Lawers)

Occasional on bare stony ground in mountains

Stems c 3-12 cm high.    Flowerheads c 5-7 mm long.

ID: Leaves linear and felted with silvery hairs on both sides like those of Marsh Cudweed, but the flowerheads are vertically arranged in a short spike, not all on the same level in a flat head.

Other features: Flowers pink when open; those in picture are past flowering.  Flowerheads c 2-7 per spike.  Involucral bracts brown with green centres.

 

Gnaphalium supinum

Photo John Birks
Dept of Biology, Univ. of Bergen
(Aug 1967 Ben Lawers)


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