Question of the Week – Cudweed

This week, the question was: What is this cool season weed?

This is a species of cudweed (Gnaphalium sp.). Cudweed grows in a rosette form through most of the winter until the weather warms up, allowing it to produce inflorescence. Inflorescence may appear in the fall as well. The undersides of the leaves are light-colored, and the stems and leaves are usually covered in fine hairs. When seeds mature, they are dispersed by the wind. Read more about cudweed here.

This week’s question is from Justin Ballew, Extension fruit and vegetable researcher.

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