6. Gamochaeta sylvatica (Linnaeus) Fourreau, Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, sér. 2. 17: 93. 1869.
林地合冠鼠麴草 lin di he guan shu qu cao
Gnaphalium sylvaticum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 856. 1753; Omalotheca sylvatica (Linnaeus) Schultz Bipontinus & F. W. Schultz; Synchaeta sylvatica (Linnaeus) Kirpicznikov.
Herbs, perennial. Rhizome short. Stems 20-60 cm tall, mainly solitary or a few, whitish or gray tomentose or pubescent. Leaves green or rarely gray-green, linear or linear-lanceolate, 5-8 mm wide, subglabrous or ± appressed pilose adaxially, vein 1. Capitula cylindric or campanulate, 5-7 × 3-5 mm, arranged in axils of leaves and aggregated at apex in compound spiciform synflorescences; upper leaves usually inconspicuous in uppermost of spiciform synflorescences. Phyllaries 20-25, fuscous or straw-colored, sometimes greenish, distinctly brown spotted on striate upper part; outer phyllaries oval, shorter than inner ones, pubescent. Achenes brownish, oblong-prismatic. Pappus of 25-35 thin, white, crenate hairs, as long as corolla and basally united into a ring. Fl. Jun-Sep. 2n = 56.
Open woods, boggy woods, rocky slopes, clearings, fields, borders of woods, muddy banks, disturbed sites; below 2000 m. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (Siberia); SW Asia (Caucasus, Iran, Turkey), Europe].