Anaphalis margaritacea

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Scientific Name Anaphalis margaritacea USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Pearly Everlasting ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and subalpine. Meadows, openings, woodlands; widely distributed.
Plant: Upright perennial to 30 inches tall, erect, woolly stems.
Leaves: Narrow, alternately-attached stem leaves to 4 inches long, green and smooth upper surfaces, woolly beneath.
Inflorescence: Small white flowers in tight clusters with no ray flowers (petals). Tiny pale yellow/tan disk flowers surrounded by pearly-white bracts.
Reference: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status

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