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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium [= Gnaphalium obtusifolium]

Fragrant Rabbit-tobacco,Rabbit-tobacco, Sweet Everlasting, Old Field Balsam, Eastern Rabbit-tobacco, Fragrant Cudweed

Scientific Name:

Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium [= Gnaphalium obtusifolium]

Genus:

Pseudognaphalium

Species Epithet:

obtusifolium

Common Name:

Fragrant Rabbit-tobacco,Rabbit-tobacco, Sweet Everlasting, Old Field Balsam, Eastern Rabbit-tobacco, Fragrant Cudweed

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

August, September, October, November

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Openings, woodlands, coastal dunes, sandy pinelands, disturbed areas. Throughout the state, including the Outer Banks. Among the most widespread of NC plants. Generally common to very common, even locally abundant, throughout.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Biennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notice the characteristic white stems

Orange County, NC

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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