Scientific Name:
Logfia minima (Sm.) Dumort.
  • Gnaphalium minimum Sm. (1804)
  • Filago minima (Sm.) Pers.

Erect or ascending annual herb, 3–20 cm tall. Stems tomentose, branched at base or only above to form infl. Cauline lvs tomentose on lower surface, moderately to densely tomentose on upper, narrowly oblong-elliptic to narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acute, apetiolate and broad-based, flat or sometimes slightly involute, 4–10 × 0.5–2 mm. Capitula c. 1–2 mm diam., in sessile clusters of (1)–2–8, terminal or in axils of branches; lvs subtending clusters lanceolate, not exceeding clusters. Involucral bracts tomentose, c. 1.5 mm long. Outer scales tomentose outside, herbaceous with membranous margin, 2.5–3 mm long, keeled at base; inner scales glabrous, herbaceous with broad membranous margins, obtuse to acute at apex, 2–2.5 mm long. Disc yellowish. Achenes of outer ♀ florets glabrous, 0.7–0.9 mm long; achenes of inner florets minutely and sparsely papillate, 0.5–0.6 mm long; pappus caducous, denticulate, free at base.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Nov.–Mar.