Anaphalis margaritacea (L.) Benth. & Hook.
Common Name: PEARLY EVERLASTING
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Locally very common northward, often in somewhat disturbed areas. While sometimes in moist ground, usually in dry sandy or rocky open places such as shores, dunes, fields, roadsides and railroads; in dry savannas of aspens or mixed conifers and hardwoods, especially along borders and in clearings (following logging or fire) and on trails.

This is one of the few native American species that has become established as a weed of disturbed sites in Europe, where it is cultivated. It is also native in northeastern Asia. The gleaming white phyllaries spread in the aging heads, and plants make fine winter bouquets as the “everlasting” name suggests.

The leaves vary in density of white tomentum on the upper surface, which is sometimes fully green.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=216.