Marsh Cudweed in a gateway, Dorset
Closer view of flowerheads
Woolly hairs, bracts
Inner and outer florets, bracts
July to September
It is found throughout the country except for a few parts of
For a map see the National Biodiversity Network Gateway
It grows on damp bare ground such as trampled gateways, the
edges of summer-drying and shrinking water bodies, and tracks
in woods and on heaths.
It is increasing.
Marsh Cudweed is a native, annual, mainly prostrate, grey herb,
growing up to 25cm.
Flowerheads are in clusters of up to 40.
Individual flowerheads are 5mm.
The outer florets are small, yellow and female and the Inner florets
Outer bracts are short and woolly and the inner bracts longer,
yellowish and pointed.
Leaves are up to 2cm long and lanceolate.
They are covered in white hairs.
Stems are variously branched and also covered in woolly hairs.
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