Wandering Cudweed

Scientific Name -
Gnaphalium penysylvanicum Willd.
Family - Compositae

Annual or biennial initially from basal rosette of leaves. All stem leaves of similar size. Stem and all leaves covered by soft hairs. Leaf undersides densely white hairy. Upper leaf surface dull green. Flowers mostly purple to pink . Reproduces by seed. Found from Pennsylvania, south into Florida, west to Texas, and in southern California. Also found in the West Indies, Central and South America.