FRAGRANT CUDWEED, Gnaphalium obtusifolium L. 1, plant in flower; 2, seed. Biennial, reproducing by seed. Stem slender, 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) tall, branching mostly in the upper portion; covered with white, feltlike hair. Leaves covered with same type of hair; lower leaves a rosette, usually spatulate; stem leaves narrow, without petioles. Flower head small, of white disk flowers only, clustered at ends of upper branches. Seed about 1/32 inch (0.8 mm) long, wedge-shaped, with a tuft of hairs on one end. Found in old fields, pastures, and dry unproductive areas. Does not persist in cultivated fields.