Common names: purple everlasting; spoonleaf purple everlasting; purple cudweed
|Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
| Gamochaeta purpurea|
|Natural range of Gamochaeta purpurea from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
Synonyms: Gnaphalium purpureum Linnaeus var. purpureum, Gnaphalium purpureum Linnaeus, Gamochaeta purpurea (Linnaeus) Cabrera
G. purpurea is a weedy forb in the Asteraceae family native to North America. It that can be either annual or biennial . It can reach a height of 1.25 feet, and forms a basal rosette with leaves alternate and spatulate. 
G. purpurea ranges from northeast California through the southeastern and eastern United States and southeastern Canada .
G. purpurea can be found in disturbed areas such as roadsides, fields, and pastures .
Seeds are wind-dispered .
Conservation and Management
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plants Database URL:https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=Gapu3
- Gee, K. L., et al. (1994). White-tailed deer: their foods and management in the cross timbers. Ardmore, OK, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 22 MAY 2018
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: May 2018. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson and R. Kral. States and Counties: Florida: Martin and Putnam.