Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer, fall
Habitat Fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Flowers form groups of round clusters made of many individual white flower heads composed of petal-like white bracts surrounding a yellow center of disk flowers.
Leaf Leaves are narrow, hairy underneath, greenish-white, 3-5″ long alternating along the stem.
Notes This is a common plant in Michigan blooming late July through September. It acts as a host for the american painted Lady butterfly caterpillars, one of our over-wintering adult butterflies.

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