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DWARF CUDWEED Gnaphalium supinum (Asteraceae) Height to 10cm. Tufted, compact and greyish-green perennial that grows on damp ground in mountains, and typically found on acid soils. FLOWERS are borne in small, compact and brown heads, fringed by bracts; heads are carried in clusters (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are narrow and woolly on both sides, the upper ones surrounding the flower heads. STATUS-Very locally common only in the Scottish Highlands.
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DWARF CUDWEED Gnaphalium supinum (Asteraceae) Height to 10cm. Tufted, compact and greyish-green perennial that grows on damp ground in mountains, and typically found on acid soils. FLOWERS are borne in small, compact and brown heads, fringed by bracts; heads are carried in clusters (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are achenes. LEAVES are narrow and woolly on both sides, the upper ones surrounding the flower heads. STATUS-Very locally common only in the Scottish Highlands.

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