pearly everlasting, western pearly everlasting
[Anaphalis margaritacea subsp. angustior (L.) Benth. & Hook.f., more...]
Etymology: Anaphalis: from the Greek name of a similar plant; also a near-anagram of Gnaphalium
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, odorless forb covered with bluish-silvery, woolly hairs; stems very leafy; from rhizomes
Leaves: numerous, usually fuzzier below, alternate, entire, stalkless
Flowers: head 3/8" wide with many, white, petal-like, bracts around a button-like, yellowish disk, no rays; inflorescence a short, wide, dense, flat-topped cluster; blooms July-Sept.
Fruits: seeds on fluffy pappus
Habitat: sun; dry; woods, forests, fields
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"