Wednesday, August 02, 2006

wildflower journal - pearly everlasting


I first noticed Pearly Everlasting on the Mud Bay Park walk a couple of summers ago. I was surprised to find they were dry and brittle to the touch – a type of wild straw flower or ‘everlasting’ used in dried flower arrangements. They are in the same family (Compositae) as other straw flowers, daisies and tansy.


From this article I discover that they are perennials, last for months (as flowers), were used by Indians to stuff pillows, and are also known as Silverleaf, Moonshine, Cottonweed and None-So-Pretty.

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