Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems much branched, with irregular tufts of woolly hairs, 3-15 (30) cm tall.
Basal leaves soon deciduous; stem leaves alternate, oblanceolate or oblong, entire, woolly-hairy, 1-3.5 cm long and 2-10 mm wide.
Heads disciform, numerous, axillary or terminal, leafy-bracted; involucres 2-4 mm tall; involucral bracts white to brownish with white tips.
Achenes nerveless, glabrous or with nipple-like projections; pappus bristles distinct, falling separately.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Filaginella palustris (Nutt.) Holub