Monday, May 10, 2010

Spoon-leaf Purple Everlasting (Gamochaeta purpurea)

Gamochaeta purpurea is another plant that goes relatively unnoticed. It’s easy to identify by its characteristic grayish stems and clusters of everlasting-type flowers.

A cluster of plants; the gray stems are visible from a distance

Some flowers are whitish yellow; others are yellow-brown

A close up

Leaves are alternative

Its seed pods


Gamochaeta purpurea
is native to the United States. It occurs in the eastern Canada and the United States; it also grows in the Pacific states, Arizona, New Mexico, and Montana.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Gamochaeta purpurea (Spoon-leaf Purple Everlasting)

Identification resources:
- Southeastern Flora: Spoon-leaf Purple Everlasting (Gamochaeta purpurea)

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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