Gamochaeta purpurea (L.) Cabrera
Common Name: PURPLE CUDWEED, EARLY CUDWEED
Synonym: Gnaphalium purpureum
Coefficient of Conservatism: 0
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Gamochaeta purpurea R. W. Smith

Gnaphalium purpureum of Michigan Flora.

Sandy fields, shores, excavations, and pastures. A southern species rarely collected in Michigan. Occurring mostly in more or less disturbed sites, the first collection is from 1895 in St. Clair Co., but the plant is probably adventive from farther south.

Locations

Berrien County
Kalamazoo County
Monroe County
Oakland County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 14, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=336.