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Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea
Pearly Everlasting

Habitat

They are found in dry fields, roadsides, and yards.

Description

The flowers are small, white, round heads with a small, yellow tuft in center. They are bunched at the top of a woolly stem. The leaves are long and narrow and woolly underneath. They bloom July through September.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers small white, fuzzy flower heads in a fluffy bunch (corymb) on top of plant
Flower Color: Yellow cluster in center can only be seen if parting the many white petal-like bracts
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Plant Type: Wildflower (Medium - 1-3 feet)
Leaf Type: Long and thin with white woolly undersides
Stem: White and woolly
 

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