Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
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Read more about Purple Cudweed at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-40-004a:
Gnaphalium purpureum var. purpureum FAMILY Asteraceae__
INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
White-cloaked Cudweed, Snow-white Everlasting
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas; apparently introduced from South America, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: apparently introduced from South America
Uncommon in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Basal rosette & alternate
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