Stem. - Erect, one to three feet high, woolly. Leaves. - Lance-shaped. Flower-heads. - Yellowish-white, clustered at the summit of the branches, composed of many tubular flowers.
This is the "fragrant life-everlasting," as Thoreau calls it, of late summer. It abounds in rocky pastures and throughout the somewhat open woods.
Note. - Flowers so faintly tinged with color as to give a white effect in the mass or at a distance are placed in the White section : greenish ox greenish-white flowers are also found here. The Moth Mullein (p. 152) and Bouncing Bet (p. 196) are found frequently bearing white flowers : indeed, white varieties of flowers which are usually colored, need never surprise one.