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RED-TIPPED CUDWEED Filago lutescens (Asteraceae) Height to 25cm. Similar to Common Cudweed but plant has a yellow-woolly coating. Grows on disturbed, sandy soils. FLOWERS are borne in rounded, woolly clusters, 8-10mm across, of 10-20 heads; each head has red-tipped bract tips (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are sharp-pointed and not wavy. STATUS-Rare and restricted to a few sites in SE England.
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RED-TIPPED CUDWEED Filago lutescens (Asteraceae) Height to 25cm. Similar to Common Cudweed but plant has a yellow-woolly coating. Grows on disturbed, sandy soils. FLOWERS are borne in rounded, woolly clusters, 8-10mm across, of 10-20 heads; each head has red-tipped bract tips (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are sharp-pointed and not wavy. STATUS-Rare and restricted to a few sites in SE England.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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