Common Cudweed - Filago vulgaris

    Description

    Short to low grey-white woolly plant, stems erect. Flowerheads yellow in dense rounded clusters sometimes of 20 or more, 10 to 14 mm across.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Heathy grassland, embankments and disturbed ground.

    When to see it

    July and August.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Found mainly south of a line from the Severn to the Humber it is not as common as the name suggests being listed as 'near threatened' in Great Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Only occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map