Yellow Cudweed

nr. Gnaphalium

a Gnaphalium species, Asteraceae, from Machakos, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Herbaceous stems in clusters in grazed rangeland, Machakos, Kenya. May 2017.

  • Mostly herbaceous stems emerging from an underground stem or root stock to about 30cm tall and forming clusters.
  • Ray Flowers: No ray flowers.
  • Disc Flowers: All the florets are five-lobed and yellow. The flower heads are small and clustered into larger head-like clusters.
  • Phyllaries: Densely covered in cottony hairs.
  • Pappus:
  • Leaves: The leaves and stems are all cottony due to long trichomes. The leaves are linear, with entire, slightly wavy margins.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 12 Oct. 2017.