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Pearly Everlasting discovered by Marcel Roy (#703)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 27, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Posted on: December 29, 2011 @ 8:45 AM (diff: 155 days)
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Pearly Everlasting - a rhizomatous perennial growing to 0.9 m high, with woolly, silvery green, usually unbranched flower stems. It dies to its roots each winter and springs to life in the spring. Leaves: Narrow, lance shaped leaves, generally on the main stem. Conspicuous vein down the middle. Greenish on top, white woolly on bottom. Basal leaves are deciduous. Flowers: Dense, flat topped white flowers, conspicuous and long lasting, June through September. Small (1 cm) composite heads with yellow disk flowers, no ray flowers. The pearly white, papery, translucent bracts look like petals. Fruits: Very small achenes (one seeded fruit like the sunflower or dandelion, (pronounced A keen’.) Like the dandelion, the seeds blow away in the wind after drying.

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