Calflora
Taxon  Report   11956    
Pseudognaphalium californicum  (DC.) Anderb.
Ladies' tobacco
Pseudognaphalium californicum
© 2017 Gary McDonald
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Pseudognaphalium californicum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Pseudognaphalium californicum
© 2008 Keir Morse
Pseudognaphalium californicum, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Pseudognaphalium californicum
© 2017 Gary McDonald
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Pseudognaphalium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Gnaphalium californicum
More information about  Pseudognaphalium californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PSCA13)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

http://calflora.net/botanicalnames/pageG.html:  Pseudognaphal'ium: literally false Gnaphalium, this is the new genus name for several species of Gnaphalium, and refers to a superficial resemblance to genus Gnaphalium Gnaphalium: derived from the Greek gnaphalon, "a lock of wool," describing these plants as floccose-woolly (ref. genus Gnaphalium) (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).