Anaphalis margaritacea (Linnaeus) Bentham & Hooker f.. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Dry open places, native in the norther parts of our region (see map), but southwards probably only persistent from or a waif from cultivation. Dist: Interruptedly circumboreal, in North America from NL (Labrador) and NL (Newfoundland) west to AK, south to NC, TN, OK, TX, NM, CA, BCN, and SON. Reported from the 1800s from the Coastal Plain of SC (Bradley et al. [in prep.]), presumably a waif.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Other Comments: Very abundant and weedy in large parts of n. and w. North America, sometimes grown for ornament (especially dried arrangements) in our area.
Synonymy: = C, FNA19, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NE, NY, Oh3, Pa, S, SE1, Va, W, Arriagada (1998); = n/a – RAB; > Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. angustior (Miq.) Nakai – F; > Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. intercedens Hara – F; > Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. margaritacea – F; > Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.f. var. subalpina A.Gray – F