Annual or biennial herb from a taproot; stems simple or branched above, conspicuously glandular-hairy becoming woolly-hairy above, 10-90 cm tall.
Basal leaves soon deciduous; stem leaves alternate, entire, lanceolate or oblanceolate or the uppermost linear-oblong, wing-margined at the base, upper surface glandular-hairy, lower surface usually woolly, sometimes glandular-hairy, 2-10cm long, 5-20 mm wide.
Heads disciform, numerous in a flat-topped to rounded, many-headed inflorescence; involucres 5-7 mm tall; involucral bracts graduated, yellowish to whitish, abruptly sharp-pointed.
Achenes nerveless, glabrous or with nipplelike projections; pappus bristles distinct, falling separately.
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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:
Gnaphalium decurrens Ives, non L.
Gnaphalium macounii Greene
Gnaphalium viscosum H.B.K.
Pseudognaphalium viscosum (Kunth) W.A. Weber