Gnaphalium undulatum   Cape Cudweed C DD I

Gnaphalium undulatum

Both on Guernsey and Jersey we saw quite a few plants of G. undulatum which is a South Africa introduction. On the mainland it is present in Cornwall only but it seems to enjoy the climate nearer France where it has colonised all the main Channel Islands. We caught this one in mid-summer - too early for the flowers but were introduced to its other interesting characteristic. The crushed leaves stink.

Portlet Common, Jersey, 21st June 2004

Added on December 14th 2004, updated January 28th 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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