[Cudweeds: The Genus Gnaphalium West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Purple Cudweed, Spoon-leaved Purple Everlasting

Gnaphalium purpureum

Synonyms: Gamochaeta purpurea, Gamochaeta ustulata

Purple Cudweed, Spoon-leaved Purple Everlasting: Gnaphalium purpureum (Synonyms: Gamochaeta purpurea, Gamochaeta ustulata)

Purple cudweed blooming on Bayocean Spit at the west side of Tillamook Bay...............June 13, 2010.

Purple Cudweed, Spoon-leaved Purple Everlasting: Gnaphalium purpureum (Synonyms: Gamochaeta purpurea, Gamochaeta ustulata)

Purple cudweed as seen at the base of a basalt cliff along US Highway 101 at Neahkanie Mt. on the Oregon coast................May 22, 2009.

Purple Cudweed, Spoon-leaved Purple Everlasting: Gnaphalium purpureum (Synonyms: Gamochaeta purpurea, Gamochaeta ustulata)

A mass of basal leaf rosettes of purple cudeweed as seen above the high tide line on the beach at Bay Ocean Spit, Tillamook County, Oregon..........February 17, 2015.

Paul Slichter