FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Omalotheca supina, dwarf cudweed

Omalotheca supina (syn: Gnaphalium supina); The Dwarf Cudweed is a small greyish plant that grows mainly in the mountains and in lowlands with a heavy snow-cover in winter. It is missing in the meadow-regions of the south and west. It can be identified from other cudweeds by its size (less than 10 cm tall) and its leaves (other small similar species either don't have lanceolate leaves or lack a basal rosette).
It is a member of the Asteraceae family (= Compositae ), the daisy family. The Icelandic name of this species is GrĂ¡mulla.

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