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


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

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