What flower is that?

  Sweet Everlasting  Sweet Everlasting Flower head
Photo credits: ©David G. Smith, http://www.delawarewildflowers.org

This month’s mystery plant is an annual or sometimes a biennial with a wooly stem and alternate lanceolate to linear leaves which are wooly beneath. The inflorescence consists of many-branched clusters of flowers which are yellowish to dingy white.  This plant is fragrant and can be found growing in open fields.  It blooms from August through September

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium
Common Name:
  Sweet Everlasting, Cudweed
Family:
  Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Habitat:
  Dry fields

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