Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. image
Photographer: Robert R. Kowal           

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Dennis W. Woodland

Kenneth J. Sytsma

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Matthew L. Wagner

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Asteraceae
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f.
pearly everlasting, western pearly everlasting
Anaphalis: from the Greek name of a similar plant; also a near-anagram of Gnaphalium
margaritacea: from the Latin margarita, "a pearl," hence pertaining to pearls, pearly
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-3' tall, odorless forb covered with bluish-silvery, woolly hairs; stems very leafy; from rhizomes
Flower: 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.
Fruit:seeds on fluffy pappus
Leaf:numerous, usually fuzzier below, alternate, entire, stalkless
Habitat: sun; dry; woods, forests, fields

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Flora of North America (off site)
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. subsp. angustior (Miq.) Kitam. & H.Hara
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. angustior (Miq.) Nakai
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. intercedens Hara
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. occidentalis Greene
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. revoluta Suksd.
Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. subalpina A.Gray
Anaphalis occidentalis (Greene) Heller
Antennaria cinnamomea C.B.Clarke var. angustior Miq.
Gnaphalium margaritaceum L.

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