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COMMON CUDWEED Filago vulgaris (Asteraceae) Height to 25cm. Upright, greyish annual with a white-woolly coating. Plant branches towards the top of the plant. Grows in dry, grassy places, often on sandy soil. FLOWERS are borne in rounded, woolly clusters, 10-12mm across, of 20-35 heads, not overtopped by leaves; each head has yellow florets and yellowish-tipped, straight bract tips (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are narrow, woolly and wavy. STATUS-Locally common in S.
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COMMON CUDWEED Filago vulgaris (Asteraceae) Height to 25cm. Upright, greyish annual with a white-woolly coating. Plant branches towards the top of the plant. Grows in dry, grassy places, often on sandy soil. FLOWERS are borne in rounded, woolly clusters, 10-12mm across, of 20-35 heads, not overtopped by leaves; each head has yellow florets and yellowish-tipped, straight bract tips (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are narrow, woolly and wavy. STATUS-Locally common in S.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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