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Logfia minima (Sm.) Dumort.
filago (small filago)
Asteraceae (Aster family)

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Species Information

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Annual herb from a fibrous root; stems erect to ascending, several, with forklike branches, greyish silky-hairy, 5-30 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves linear-lanceolate, entire, abruptly sharp-pointed, 4-10 mm long, 0.5-1.2 mm wide.
Heads disciform, 2-7 (14), in small clusters which exceed the leaves at their base; involucres 2.5-3.5 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, blunt, woolly-hairy except glabrous at the tip.
Achenes of the outer flowers 0.8-0.9 mm long, those of the inner flowers 0.5-0.6 mm long; pappus of both flower types 2 mm long, pappilose.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to dry roadsides, river bars and gravelly waste places in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC, known only from the Vancouver area; introduced from Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Filago minima (Sm.) Pers.
Oglifa minima (Sm.) Rchb.

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