Anaphalis margaritacea pearly everlasting Asteraceae ANMA; Q (DeCandido 2001); R, ca, k;

  

Anaphalis margaritacea.plants. MBGargiullo.Nova Scotia Canada.8/1/2016

Anaphalis margaritacea.plants. MBGargiullo.Nova Scotia Canada.8/1/2016

Anaphalis margaritacea is a perennial 30-90 cm tall, colonial from rhizomes, stems erect, leafy, wooly-white, often rusty with age. 

Leaves alternate, narrow, to 12 cm long, 2 cm wide, sessile, hairier below than above, margins curled backward. 

Anaphalis margaritacea flowers. MBGargiullo. Nova Scotia.Canada.8/1/2016.

Anaphalis margaritacea flowers. MBGargiullo. Nova Scotia.Canada.8/1/2016.

Flowers yellow, very small, in heads almost entirely enclosed with dry, white bracts, tips showing in a button-like cluster; heads round, 1 cm wide. 

Fruit dry 1-seeded, plumed. Wind dispersed. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open, dry disturbed or burned areas on sandy soil.