Definition of Cudweed

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color.

Generic synonyms: Everlasting, Everlasting Flower
Group relationships: Genus Gnaphalium, Gnaphalium
Specialized synonyms: Chafeweed, Gnaphalium Sylvaticum, Wood Cudweed

2. Noun. Any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads.
Exact synonyms: Cotton Rose, Filago
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Filago
Specialized synonyms: Filago Germanica, Herba Impia

3. Noun. Perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States.

Definition of Cudweed

1. n. A small composite plant with cottony or silky stem and leaves, primarily a species of Gnaphalium, but the name is now given to many plants of different genera, as Filago, Antennaria, etc.; cottonweed.

Definition of Cudweed

1. Noun. Any of the flowering plants of the genus (spelink Gnaphalium) or (spelink Pseudognaphalium), related to the daisy. ¹

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Definition of Cudweed

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

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Literary usage of Cudweed

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1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1812)
"... doubt has arisen concerning this cudweed as a native of Britain, because it is not now to be found in the sandy ..."

2. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"cudweed, EVERLASTING. Heads all alike, discoid, heterogamous ; the pistillate flowers numerous in several series, witli filiform corollas ; the perfect and ..."

3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn; Jepson (1901)
"LOWLAND cudweed. Annual, branching from the base, 3 to 8 in. high, erect or ascending; herbage loosely ..."

4. Flora of Pennsylvania by Thomas Conrad Porter (1903)
"... purpureum L. PURPLISH cudweed. (Man. p. 978; IF f. 3854.) In dry sandy soil, eastern Me. to Fla., west to Pa., W. Va., Ky., Kans., Tex. and Мех. Also on ..."

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