Scientific Name:
Gamochaeta calviceps (Fernald) Cabrera, Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. 9: 368 (1961)
  • Gnaphalium calviceps Fernald, Rhodora 37: 449, t. 405 (1935) – as Gnaphalium calvescens

Annual, 5–15–(30) cm tall, usually much-branched from base and along stems; stems 1-many, ascending to erect. Basal lvs mostly 0 at flowering, sometimes present and withered. Lower cauline lvs apetiolate, moderately to densely silky hairy on both surfaces, concolorous, folded upwards or plane, linear to oblanceolate, obtuse, mucronate, undulate, 10–30 × 2–4 mm; upper cauline lvs similar but somewhat smaller, more often folded, usually straight, sometimes falcate. Capitula in small terminal and axillary clusters; clusters forming paniculate infls or spikes at ends of main branches. Involucral bracts oblong, apiculate, 3–3.5 mm long; stereome green, sometimes flushed purple toward apex; lamina pale brown, usually with a darker band toward base, rarely flushed reddish purple; gap and margins usually clear, sometimes with purplish markings; outer bracts glabrous or sparsely hairy at base. Achenes minutely papillate, c. 0.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Gnaphalium calviceps Fernald]

Anderberg, A. A. 1991: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the tribe Gnaphalieae (Asteraceae). Opera Botanica 104: 1–195.
Cabrera, A. L. 1961: Observaciones sobre las Inuleae-Gnaphalineae (Compositae) de America del Sur. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica 9: 359–386.
Drury, D. G. 1971: The American Spicate Cudweeds Adventive to New Zealand: (Gnaphalium Section Gamochaeta - Compositae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 9(1): 157–185. [as Gnaphalium calviceps Fernald]
Fernald, M.L. 1935: Midsummer vascular plants of Southeastern Virginia. Rhodora; Journal of the New England Botanical Club. 37: 378–454.