Pearly Everlasting is named for its flower heads that persist after it flowers. The individual flowers are whorls of bracts that when dried are used in dry flower arrangements.
Flowers open in early July and persist into September. This is a common plant in Upper Michigan growing on exposed or disturbed roadsides.
If you have a sunny, dry, well drained spot in your landscape, Pearly Everlasting is a good candidate.
Pearly Everlasting is common in the west as well as in the northern Great Lakes area. See map below for range.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.