- Scientific Name: Anaphalis margaritacea
- Family: Asteraceae
- Common Names: pearly everlasting
- Synonyms/Misapplications: Gnaphalium margaritaceum
- Codon: ANAMAR
|Genus:|| Anaphalis DC.|
|Species:|| Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth.|
Dioecious, perennial, rhizomatous herb with woolly stems and globular pseudanthia, growing to 90 cm tall. Leaves cauline, alternate, sessile, lanceolate to linear, woolly (mostly below), greenish grey to whitish. Inflorescences are racemous, crowded and often flattened, appearing umbellate. Pseudanthia to 1 cm wide with persistent white bracts. Flowers discoid. Fruits are achenes with stubby projections.
July through September.
Widely distributed throughout Washington; occurring throughout North America except for portions of Midwest and Southeast.
Dry to seasonally moist open areas.
In folk medicine, it is used as a salve for burns. (Strickland)
Seed sample from 2010
Average Measurement: 0.6 x 0.2 x 0.2
Measurement Range: L: 0.4 - 0.75, W: 0.1 - 0.3, D: 0.1 - 0.3
Shape: Seeds somewhat ribbed. Right above hilum, seed narrows considerably before flaring out again.
Color: Seed is brown. Hilum is glossy and puckered, lighter colored that rest of seed.
Additional Features: Pappus of downy white hairs significantly longer that seed itself.
Surface: Seed covered in clear globules and is slightly lustrous.
Could be confused with: Antennaria howellii
- Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved from https://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=36529
- WTU Herbarium, Burke Museum, & University of Washington. Retrieved from http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection/taxon.php?Taxon=Anaphalis%20margaritacea
- Bowcutt, F., & Hamman, S. (2016). Vascular Plants of the South Sound Prairies. p. 71
- Jepson Herbarium Online Flora
- Native Plants of North America.” Retrieved from https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=anma.