Shiny Cudweed

Scientific Name - Gnaphalium spicatum Lam.
Family - Compositae

Erect annual or biennial with a prominent rosette of basal leaves. Leaves bright shiny green on upper surface, densely white hairy beneath. Basal leaves very broad. All stem leaves of similar size. Flower heads brown to purple. Reproduces by seed. Occurs in dry, open, sandy, disturbed areas. Found from southern Florida throughout the Southeast, north to New York, west to Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kansas and Texas. Also found in Oregon.