Anaphalis margaritacea is a flowering plant that grows to about 1m in height. It has alternate leaves which are long and narrow, as well as whitish-grey in colour. At the top it produces clusters of white flowers with many petals and yellow center stamens.
Griswold S1 Peak Ridge habitat: true alpine
Location: mountain west of Spruce Grove Protected area (Chilcotins)
The leaves were broader lanceolate than typical and were longer hairy on both sides
Griswold S1 Peak habitat: alpine (atypical to find in true alpine)
Location: Griswold S1 Peak west of Spruce Grove Protected Area in Chilcotin
Blackcomb Mt. habitat: subalpine
Blackcomb location: Decker Trail
This one was at the edge of the path above the Sunrise lodge at Tahoma/Mt. Rainier, but much more was blooming along the final miles of road leading up to the lodge. Snow has recently fallen.
in one of the photos, the stems are very short, and heads few/small, makes it look like Antennaria ?
Anapahlis margaritacea, commonly known as the western pearly everlasting, is a flowering perennial plant in the Asteraceae family. Since it is the only North American species it is often simply called pearly everlasting in the United States and Canada. However, it is also native to Asia and has been widely introduced in Europe. It grows erect up to heights of about 1.2 meters and has narrow, alternate leaves. One salient feature is that the undersides of...