Calflora
Taxon  Report   11960    
Pseudognaphalium stramineum  (Kunth) Anderb.
Cottonbatting plant
Pseudognaphalium stramineum
© 2007 Neal Kramer
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Pseudognaphalium stramineum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Pseudognaphalium stramineum
© 2016 Richard Spellenberg
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.

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Pseudognaphalium stramineum
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Pseudognaphalium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Gnaphalium chilense var. confertifolium
ICPN + PLANTS: Gnaphalium chilense
ICPN + PLANTS: Gnaphalium stramineum
More information about  Pseudognaphalium stramineum
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 (PSST7)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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).