Anaphalis margaritacea

(Pearly Everlasting)

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Anaphalis margaritacea, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 4512/4521

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Anaphalis margaritacea, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 5306

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Anaphalis margaritacea, Rocky Mountain National Park 2651

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Anaphalis margaritacea, McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 7478

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Anaphalis margaritacea, Crystal Creek, Summit Co. 1636

Scientific Name Anaphalis margaritacea USDA PLANTS Symbol ANMA
Common Name Pearly Everlasting ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36529
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine (7800 to 11500 ft.); meadows, openings, woodlands; widely distributed.
Plant: Upright perennial to 8 to 30 inches tall; erect, woolly stems.
Leaves: Narrow stem leaves, linear to lanceolate, alternate, 1-1/4 to 4 inches long, green and smooth upper surfaces, woolly beneath.
Inflorescence: Small white flowers in tight clusters with no ray flowers; pearly-white bracts surround tiny pale yellow or tan disk florets; yellow slightly-protruding stamens later.
Bloom Period: July to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and www.americansouthwest.net.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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