Hi everyone and welcome back to our wildflower series. Today we have the “pearly everlasting”. It has clusters of small flowers about 1/4 to 1/3 inches (6 to 8mm) across. The whole plant is covered with tiny hairs giving it a woolly feel and and silver gray color. It can grow up to 3 feet (about 1 meter) tall, likes sunny locations and will thrive in dry, poor soil. It blooms all summer and into fall and also dries very nicely for dry floral arrangements. All those small white “petals” surrounding the yellow center are not petals at all, but bracts. There are both male and female plants. They can be found all over N. America, some countries in Europe, eastern Russia, China, India, plus other areas. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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