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Filago vulgaris

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Kingdom  Plantae
Tribe  Inuleae
Scientific name  Filago vulgaris
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Filago
Higher classification  Filago
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Similar  Filago, Daisy family, Filago arvensis, Filago minima, Filago lutescens

Filago vulgaris or Filago germanica, commonly known as common cudweed or common cottonrose, is an annual herbaceous plant of the genus Filago. It is in the Inuleae tribe of the Sunflower (Asteraceae) family. Common names also include: Danish—Kugle-museurt, and Norwegian—Kuleullurt.

Distribution

Filago vulgaris is native to Europe, from the Mediterranean region north to Northern Ireland, Scotland. It is found in grassland, sand dunes, rocky ledges, and cultivated fields. It is a listed Near Threatened species in the Red Data Book for England, due to agricultural practices.

It is an invasive species in Scandinavia and Finland. It is a naturalized introduced species in the Northwestern and Eastern United States, and in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada.

Description

Filago vulgaris can reach 5–30 centimetres (2.0–11.8 in) in height. The linear wavy-edged leaves and the stems are a white and woolly in texture and appearance.

The plant blooms July to September, with dense, terminal flowerheads, flowers that are light yellow.

References

Filago vulgaris Wikipedia


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