Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook. f.
FamilyCompositae — APG family: Asteraceae
SynonymsGnaphalium margaritaceum L., Antennaria margaritacea (L.) R. Br.
Common namepearly everlasting
DescriptionStem from long, creeping rhizome; leaves divergent, sessile, broadly linear to oblong, blunt [acute in var. angustior (Miquel) Nakai (Antennaria cinnamomea var. angustior Miquel) ], linear-lanceolate-attenuate at tip; white-tomentose (rarely rusty) beneath, glabrous or tomentose above; inflorescence a corymb with many heads; involucral bracts pearly white, obtuse or rounded; achenes papillate.
EcologyRoadsides; open forests to subalpine zone. Described from North America and Kamchatka.
Highly variable; mountain specimens are low-growing, with leaves lanate above, and with involucral bracts marked by brown spot at base (var. subalpina Gray).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.