Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea); photo = Everlasting,Pearly+hornet_MAC_©DaveSpier_D061259iN
2' tall. Pale lanceolate sessile leaves. Sandy soil.
On the bank of Twin Pond - Adirondack Park
This was close enough to a blackground that I decided to try it that way. What do you think? Here's the original.
My book says "dry open places," but this patch was growing along a shaded wood margin at the edge of a bog.
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...