Steve and Muffin’s Wildflowers #8.

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.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “Steve and Muffin’s Wildflowers #8.

  1. What a great design ! Absolutely beautiful ! It would be a wonderful addition to my garden ! πŸ“·β€ΌοΈ

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  2. And so interesting. A bract rather than a petal, to help attract insects for pollination. Thanks Steve!

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  3. Wow! I’ve never seen flowers like these! They are lovely and thank you for sharing, Steve and Muffin! 🌺 πŸŒΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜Ί

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    • Thanks Eugenia! Yes, they only go as far south as Virginia and Missouri. They really are beautiful and very long lasting. Have a great day Eugenia!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ“·

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