HIGHLAND CUDWEED

Omalotheca norvegica

(Formerly: Gnaphalium norvegicum)
Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]

month8aug

status
statusZnative
flower
flower8cream
inner
inner8white
petals
petalsZ0
type
typeZspiked
stem
stem8round
rarity
rarityZscarce
sex
sexZbisexual

June 2014, hills above Loch Laggan, Westerness, Scottish Highlands Photo: © Peter Andrews
Occupies the tops of Central Scottish mountains, especially those with granite. It too grows erect, but only to 30cm (any taller and it might be blown away).


June 2014, hills above Loch Laggan, Westerness, Scottish Highlands Photo: © Peter Andrews
The leaves are lanceolate, fairly large and have three veins. The leaves are grey-green on the upperside.


June 2014, hills above Loch Laggan, Westerness, Scottish Highlands Photo: © Peter Andrews
The phyllaries cannot be seen well in these photos, but are grey-green in the centre with scarious (thin and dry) brownish edges.


Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature : see captions.

No relation to : Flower () [plants with similar names belonging to differing families].

It is native and a fairly rare [RR] plant found locally on rocks and gravel of high mountains in central Scotland.


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Distribution

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genus8Omalotheca
Omalotheca
(Cudweeds)

HIGHLAND CUDWEED

Omalotheca norvegica

(Formerly: Gnaphalium norvegicum)
Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]