Color, white. Flowers, in roundish heads surrounded by many leaves, some of which are longer than the flowers. Involucre dry and papery. Leaves, without petioles, long, narrow, pointed. Whole plant woolly. Low, 4 to 6 inches high.

Found in damp soil along roadsides and in ditches. Not very common. Dyed blue or red, the everlastings were once favorites for winter decorations, and in company with dried grasses made some parlors hideous. They have also, made into wreaths, been a funeral flower.