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Gamochaeta purpurea

Phonetic Spelling
gam-oh-KY-ay-ta pur-PUR-ee-uh
Description

Early Cudweed a native annual or biennial in the daisy family.  It can be weedy gardens and is found in waste places, roadsides, and disturbed areas.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#NC native#disturbed areas#native weed#roadside
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#NC native#disturbed areas#native weed#roadside
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Gamochaeta
    Species:
    purpurea
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Biennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada to Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Description:
    Achenes are slimy when wet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Pale yellow tubular
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    White
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Spatulate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy