Gamochaeta purpurea (L.) Cabrera

Purple Cudweed

Habitat: Sandy soil and waste places

Range: Maine to British Columbia, south to Mexico and South America. More common in southwards.

Phenology: Flowers May to October.

Family: Asteraceae

Synonyms: Gnaphalium purpureum L.

Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 2 town(s) in the following county(ies): Cumberland, York. The species is believed to be extirpated from Maine.

Dates of documented observations are: 1885, 1894, 1898