Anaphalis margaritacea, commonly known as Pearly Everlasting, is a native North American plant that grows up to 3 feet tall and is usually found in sandy, dry, or gravelly locations.
More than 100 varieties of Anaphalis are known. It is an erect, tufted plant with attractive, woolly, narrow, silvery-gray leaves and tiny, white, spherical flowers with yellow central stamens arranged in flat clusters (corymbs) on upright stems.
Pearly Everlasting flowers are usually flat clusters of numerous flower heads ¼ to 1/3 inches (0.5 cm to 1 cm) at the tip of the plant. The leaves are 7 to 13 cm long and up to 2 cm wide.
Also, the leaves are toothless, sometimes with wavy or curled margins, clad with white woolen hair on both sides, but more on the underside. The flowers bloom from July to October.