Sweet Cudweed. Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.

Figure 103.—Sweet cudweed (Gnaphalium obtusifolium)

Synonym

Gnaphalium polycephalum Michx.

Other Common Names

Fragrant life everSievers, A.F. 1930. The Herb Hunters Guide. Misc. Publ. No. 77. USDA, Washington DC.


Lasting, sweet balsam, white balsam, feather-weed, rabbit-tobacco.

Habitat And Range

This plant grows in dry, mostly open places from Nova Scotia to Manitoba and south to Florida, Kansas, and Texas.

Description

Sweet cudweed, which is better known in the drug market as life everSievers, A.F. 1930. The Herb Hunters Guide. Misc. Publ. No. 77. USDA, Washington DC.


Lasting, is a fragrant herb 1 to 3 feet high, white-woolly nearly throughout, with an erect stem, simple or branched above. The leaves are narrow, one-sixth to one-third of an inch wide, and 1 to 3 inches long dark green above and densely white-woolly underneath. The flowers, produce] about August to September, are borne in numerous barely crowded heads consisting of one to five individual flowers.

Part Used

The herb.