Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

Growing Information

Plant Type: Annual
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Medium to dry
Bloom Time: White flowers in August, September, October too?
Size: 1-3 feet in height

Also called sweet everlasting the leaves give off a maple syrup fragrance. Appropriate for butterfly and pollinator gardens. Widespread in the eastern half of the US it has cobwebby or wooly stems and small heads. Used medicinally for many ailments by native tribes.

Garden Companions

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum), Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Nature Benefits

• Larval host for the American Lady butterfly
• Flower nectar attracts bees, butterflies, wasps, and flies

Natural Habitat

Occurs in dry clearings, fields, and wood edges.

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