Flower heads. Photo: Valter Jacinto, Portugal

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flower heads and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Painting from Jacob Sturm (1796)  Deutschlands Flora in Abbildungen Wikimedia

Common Name

Jersey Cudweed




Annual forb 10-45cm tall.  Basal leaves withering early, to 5cm long.  Stem leaves alternating up the stems, slightly stem clasping, to 5cm long, to 5mm wide, flat to linear, hairy, edges often wavy.  Flowers cream to yellow, with 0 petals.  Flower heads urn-shaped to oval, in large tight clusters at the ends of the stems, sometimes also clusters at the bases of the leaves.  Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum in NSW.

Description and photo (as Gnaphalium luteo-album) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 686-687

PlantNET description (as Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum):