Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Snow-white Everlasting - Gamochaeta chionesthes   G.L. Nesom
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AuthorG.L. Nesom
DistributionKnown only from 2 specimens: Bladen County, roadside east of Elizabethtown in 1976, and Duplin County, roadside north of Magnolia in 2001.

Native of South America (probably); in N.A. NC to northern FL, LA, and AR.
AbundanceVery rare, as far as is known. Likely to be found in other counties once botanists learn this species, though there are numerous similar species!
HabitatDry sandy roadsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-July.
IdentificationThis species' most notable feature is the stem pubescence, described by Nesom (2004) as a "thin, closely appressed, polished cloth" in which individual hairs are not evident. The stems remain prostrate until flowering is underway, unlike other species such as G. argyrinea. See Nesom (2004) for ID discussions of this and similar species.
Taxonomic CommentsDescribed as new in 2004, at which time the original native range was not known with certainty.

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