Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Pseudognaphalium stramineum (Kunth) W.A. Weber
(Straw Everlasting, Cotton-Batting Plant)

Family: Asteraceae

Status: Native

Gnaphalium chilense Sprengel
Gnaphalium stramineum Kunth
Gnaphalium sulphurescens Rydberg

Pseudognaphalium stramineum has linear-lanceolate leaves which are densely pubescent on both top and bottom, giving the entire plant a silvery-canescent appearance. It is common in the Gila Wilderness and grows out from between rocks in the Ponderosa Pine forest. Pseudognaphalium macounii also prefers Ponderosa Pine forest, but is much greener on the upper leaf surface. Please click on an image for a larger file.

Pseudognaphalium stramineum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Three Gate Road, Aug. 15, 2007

Pseudognaphalium stramineum, detail of receptacle & achenes, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Oct. 12, 2007

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