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

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Jamie Fenneman     (Photo ID #11516)


E-Flora BC Static Map

Distribution of Logfia minima
Click here to view the full interactive map and legend

Species Information

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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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.

Habitat and 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.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Filago minima (Sm.) Pers.
Oglifa minima (Sm.) Rchb.