3. Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B. L. Burtt (sweet everlasting, fragrant cudweed,
old-field balsam, catfoot)
d–f; Map 1140
only slightly aromatic when bruised or crushed. Stems 15–100 cm long,
moderately to densely woolly, the pubescence sometimes becoming abraded in
small patches with age, not appearing glandular, but with sparse glands
0.2–1.0 mm long, sometimes present toward the base and hidden under the
woolly hairs. Leaves 1–10 cm long, linear to narrowly oblanceolate or
narrowly lanceolate, the upper surface usually with sparse, stalked glands and
sometimes also with sparse, woolly to cobwebby hairs along the midvein. 2n=14.
throughout the state (eastern U.S. west to Minnesota, Nebraska, and Texas; Canada). Upland prairies, openings of mesic to dry upland forests, savannas, glades,
tops of bluffs, and banks of streams and rivers; also pastures, old fields,
railroads, roadsides, and open, disturbed areas.