Filago germanica  (F. vulgaris) herba impia Asteraceae FIGE*; R (DeCandido 2001);


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Filago germanica.By Paul Busselen . Copyright © 2015 Paul Busselen.Plant Guide, Biology Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Campus Kortrijk. New Englan Wildflower (Accessed 4/2014).

Filago germanica is an annual herb, 5-40 cm tall, white-wooly. 

Leaves alternate, 1-2 cm long, 0.1-0.3 cm wide, crowded along stem. 

Flowers numerous, in whitish wooly heads, 0.4 cm wide, base wooly, bracts papery with dark central part, bristle-tipped, heads in dense, rounded clusters at ends of stems, other flowering stems growing from base of the first, and proliferating upwards; blooms and fruits June-Oct. 

Fruit dry, 1-seeded plumed achene.

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Disturbed, sandy dry soil, old fields. Probably not persistent (Flora of North America 1993+).