Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
We’ve been hiking on Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and in the Gorge the last few weeks and have been seeing these everywhere, usually in large bunches. We’ve seen them on roadsides, trail sides and lower-elevation meadows.
Called “everlasting” because of the dried flower’s longevity, which makes them useful (and common) in dried flower arrangements. They are common throughout North America, Europe and Asia.