Gnaphalium obtusifolium

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Name and publication

Gnaphalium obtusifolium L., Sp. Pl. 2: 851 (1753).


Inflorescences of the pearly everlasting have thin, white-woolly stems bearing numerous disk-shaped, whitish heads with greenish-brown centers, 5-10 mm diameter.

Nativity and distribution

Gnaphalium obtusifoilum is native to North America but widely cultivated.


Asteraceae (alt. Compositae)


Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium (L.) Hilliard & B. L. Burtt