Mystery plant 013

This plant can be found throughout the middle and eastern portions of North America.  Notice its flower which is strikingly different from “typical” flowers.  When you can identify this plant, please comment below and provide both the common and scientific names.  Also include any personal connection you may have with this plant.

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Spring growth

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Closer view of plant structure in spring

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Stem and leaves

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Group of plants

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Upper portion with developing flower heads

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Inflorescence

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Flowers

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Flowers and developing seed heads

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Plant in the fall

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Seed head

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Seed head (background), receptacle (foreground)

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Seeds and receptacle

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Plant in winter

 

ANSWER (subsequently added to this post to facilitate the “search” function for these images):  Sweet everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium)

Also, read the blog post and watch the plant portrait video for Sweet everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium).

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4 Responses to Mystery plant 013

  1. Ed Dominguez says:

    Anaphalis spp. perhaps margaritacea?

    Pearly Everlasting

  2. Bobby says:

    Rabbit tobacco: Gnaphalium obtusifolium

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