Ontario Weeds: Low cudweed
Excerpt from Publication 505, Ontario Weeds, Order this publication
Table of Contents
- Other Names
- General Description
- Stems and Roots
- Flowers and Fruit
- Similar Species
- Related links
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Flowers & Fruit: Flower
heads very small and crowded in small clusters near the ends of the
branches and in axils of leaves, whitish to light brownish-green to
straw-coloured, without ray florets; involucral bracts tiny, thin,
papery, tan or light brownish. Flowers from July to late autumn.
Habitat: Low cudweed occurs throughout Ontario in low, moist, or poorly drained situations in meadows, pastures, depressions in cultivated fields, streams, valleys and roadside ditches. It often forms dense patches in depressions in grainfields where it can tolerate poorly drained conditions better than most cultivated plants.
Similar Species: It is distinguished by its low, much-branched stature with narrow leaves, its silvery-gray appearance, and its small, crowded brownish-green to straw-coloured flower heads surrounded by thin, papery involucral bracts.
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