Narrowleaf Cudweed can grow as either an annual broadleaf weed or a biennial broadleaf weed. This versatile plant is also referred to as Narrowleaf Purple Everlasting and Gnaphalium falcatum.
Narrowleaf Cudweed can be identified by the dense white hairs covering the fronts and backs of this broadleaf weed's stems and leaves. It has a basal rosette of broad leaves near the tip of the plant. Reproduction occurs by seeds.
This broadleaf weed is often found growing in warmer climates in low-maintenance turfs and fields. Narrowleaf Cudweed can be found throughout much of the southern United States and in some southwestern states.
Gnaphalium falcatum has been known to invade lawns and gardens and typically is not affected by basic cultural weed control methods, such as proper mowing habits or manual removal. Professionally selected and applied broadleaf weed killers—based on your specific climate and geography—are the most effective method for control.