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cud·weed

 (kŭd′wēd′)
n.
Any of various plants in the composite family, especially of the genus Gnaphalium, having woolly leaves and small whitish or yellowish flower heads.

cudweed

(ˈkʌdˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of various temperate woolly plants of the genus Gnaphalium, having clusters of whitish or yellow button-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related plants of the genus Filago, esp F. germanica

cud•weed

(ˈkʌdˌwid)

n.
any of the composite plants of the genus Gnaphalium, having woolly leaves and tubular flowers.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cudweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or colorcudweed - any of numerous plants of the genus Gnaphalium having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
everlasting, everlasting flower - any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
genus Gnaphalium, Gnaphalium - large widely distributed genus of coarse hairy herbs with whitish involucres
chafeweed, Gnaphalium sylvaticum, wood cudweed - weedy perennial of north temperate regions having woolly foliage and dirty white flowers in a leafy spike
2.cudweed - any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Filago - genus of small woolly herbs
Filago germanica, herba impia - (literally an undutiful herb) a variety of cotton rose
3.cudweed - perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United Statescudweed - perennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
mugwort - any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia
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9:15 DNA EVIDENCE FOR THE RECOGNITION OF SEVERAL SPECIES OF CUDWEEDS (GAMOCHAETA, ASTERACEAE) IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES
I have described them as small unassuming cudweeds and to most people they don't rate on the interest stakes.
Drury, 'The cluster and solitary-headed cudweeds native to New Zealand (Gnaphalium section Euchiton-Compositae)', New Zealand Journal of Botany, vol.