Calflora
Taxon  Report   11960    
Pseudognaphalium stramineum  (Kunth) Anderb.
Cottonbatting plant
Pseudognaphalium stramineum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Gnaphalium stramineum
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Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Pseudognaphalium

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Gnaphalium chilense
JEF + PLANTS: Gnaphalium stramineum
PLANTS: Gnaphalium chilense var. confertifolium
More information about  Pseudognaphalium stramineum
Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2

Pseudognaphalium:  Pseudognaphalium: 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. (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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 20, 2020).