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Wright's Cudweed
Pseudognaphalium canescens
  
About Wright's Cudweed (Pseudognaphalium canescens) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Pseudognaphalium canescens (syn. Gnaphalium canescens) is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family known by the common name Wright's Cudweed. It is native to western North America from western Canada to northern Mexico. It can be found in many habitats, from mountains to plateau to coastline. The many-branched stem is erect to a maximum height of around a meter. It is gray-green and woolly with many narrow leaves. Atop the stem branches are flower clusters of several pointed oval-shaped pale yellowish, cream, or white flower heads. Each woolly head is a few millimeters across and contains many tiny disc florets. This plant is seldom seen in gardens but is useful for restoration projects.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Cream, Yellow, Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 


 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 13 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Egira hiemalis Image
Egira hiemalisEgira hiemalis
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Rifseria fuscotaeniaella Image
Rifseria fuscotaeniaellaRifseria fuscotaeniaella
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Scrobipalpula psilella Image
Scrobipalpula psilellaScrobipalpula psilella
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Eucosma apacheana Image
Eucosma apacheanaEucosma apacheana

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low, Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable

Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Slope bottoms, flats

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.2" - 112.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.81", Coldest Month: 28.1" - 56.6", Hottest Month: 54.7" - 81.5", Humidity: 0.43" - 31.57", Elevation: 10" - 7890"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Gnaphalium canescens,Gnaphalium canescens ssp. canescens;Pseudognaphalium canescens ssp. canescens


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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