Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Silvery Everlasting - Gamochaeta argyrinea    Nesom
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DistributionCoastal Plain and Piedmont, apparently scarce in the low Mountains. The many gaps in the range are probably due to lack of collecting interest, or lack of understanding of its field marks, by most biologists.

DE to KY and KS, south to northern FL and TX.
AbundanceFrequent to common, to locally abundant, though rare in the Mountains.
HabitatRoadsides, yards, fields, fallow cropfields, other disturbed ground.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting late March-July.
IdentificationSilvery Everlasting is one of several species split off from G. purpurea. In this case, the basal leaves are strongly bicolored: green above and silvery white beneath. Spoonleaf Purple Everlasting (G. purpurea) differs in its narrower leaves that are spatulate (vs. oblanceolate or obovate) and taller involucres (4-4.5 mm long vs. 3-3.5 mm long).
Taxonomic CommentsFormerly treated as Gnaphalium purpureum without any status.

Other Common Name(s)Silvery Cudweed
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