Anaphalis margaritacea, commonly known as the western pearly everlasting or pearly everlasting, is an Asian and North American species of flowering perennial plant in the sunflower family. A beautiful member of the Aster family, this plant is an excellent choice for reclaiming bare land as it tolerates all types of abuse and neglect! It survives drought, pollution and weak soils. The foliage is distinct, with soft, downy wool on the stems and undersides of the leaves. The stems are 8-24″ and end with a cluster of yellow flowers, surrounded by many white, papery bracts. Part of the Butterfly Bed & Breakfast Project.