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Pearly Everlasting - Anaphalis margaritacea


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, simple, 20–70 cm. Herbage white-wooly. Leaves all cauline, alternate, sessile, entire, narrowly lanceolate, 3–10 cm long. Inflorescence paniculate, hemispheric, 2–15 cm across. Heads discoid; involucre 4–7 mm high; phyllaries in 8 to 12 series, white, papery, villous, brown at the base, nearly obscuring the flowers; receptacle naked. Flowers numerous, yellow, unisexual; corolla 3–5 mm long; female flowers peripheral; male flowers central. Pappus 10 to 20 deciduous bristles. Achenes oblong, ca. 1 mm long, scabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to NL south to CA, NM, KS and NC (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 85

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Habitat
Often lightly disturbed meadows, open forests, roadsides; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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