Anaphalis margaritacea “Pearly Everlasting” Asteraceae

Fort Casey State Park, WA
December 17, 2013
Robert Niese

Pearly Everlasting, so named for its persistent white inflorescences that hang around well into winter, is a lovely wildflower native to most of North America. It is often seen in the fall/winter bouquets sold by Pike’s Place Market’s famous flower vendors in Seattle. The dried inflorescences and leaves have also been used as an incense, especially around baby cribs.