Native. Annual or biennial. Propagates by seeds. Time of bloom: July to September. Seed-time: September to October.

Fig. 309. Sweet Everlasting (Gnaphalium poly cephalum). X1/4.

Fig. 309.-Sweet Everlasting (Gnaphalium poly-cephalum). X1/4.

Range: Quebec to British Columbia, southward to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota and in the Rocky Mountains to Arizona.

Habitat: Upland pastures, clearings, open woods.

At first sight and smell this might be mistaken for Sweet Everlasting, but on handling it the white, woolly stem is found to be glandular and slightly sticky. Leaves sharp-pointed, slightly broader than those of the preceding plant, smooth above, white-woolly below, sessile, with a decurrent base. Heads a little shorter and thicker, fragrant, closely clustered; their involucral scales are cream-white to pale brownish yellow, pointed oval in shape, the outer row woolly at their bases.

For its extermination the same measures are necessary as for Sweet Everlasting.