Calflora
Taxon  Report   3946    
Gnaphalium palustre  Nutt.
Lowland cudweed,  Western marsh cudweed
Gnaphalium palustre
© 2017 Alison Sheehey
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Gnaphalium palustre
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Gnaphalium palustre
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Gnaphalium palustre, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Gnaphalium palustre
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Gnaphalium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Filaginella palustris
More information about  Gnaphalium palustre
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GNPA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

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 15, 2018).