Marsh Cudweed - Gnaphalium uliginosum


Much branched short to medium plant. It is silvery-grey and woolly. Leaves alternate. Flowerheads without rays yellowish brown, borne in clusters. Flower bracts brownish.

Photo ID?

On clay or sandy soils, often in short turf or bare areas such as paths. Can grow in surprisingly dry places.

When to see it

July to September.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread and fairly common in Britain, except in northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 199 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map