Asteraceae
Pseudognaphalium canescens ssp. thermale

Slender Cudweed

Basal tufts of leaves, erect flower stems, scented, with gray matted hairs throughout. Leaves 1/2–3 in. long, linear; stem leaves upward-pointing, leaves in nonblooming stems spoon-shaped, upper stem leaves with wing running down stem. Flower heads with short stalks, many in tight clusters pointing upward. Calyx straw-colored with white to straw-colored flowers. Grows in dry woodlands, roadsides, at mid- to high elevations.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer-Autumn
  • Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 12--30 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest, Disturbed
  • Found In: East Gorge, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes