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Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum

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Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
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Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
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Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
Caterpillar on Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
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Caterpillar on Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum

Species Name: Gnaphalium canescens ssp. microcephalum
Common Name: White Everlasting

Excellent butterfly plant. Short-lived but reseeds readily.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3'h
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Sandy to rocky
Water Requirements: Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: To 35 degrees
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution: Central Coast, South Coast Outer Range, South Coast, north Channel Islands, San Bernardino Mountains, Peninsular Ranges; north Baja CA..
Natural Habitat: Open slopes, chaparral. Less than 1,800 ft elevation

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