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Sweet everlasting, Rabbit Tobacco

Gnaphalium obtusifolium

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: dry fields, woods margins
• Height: 1-2 feet
• Flower size: flower heads 1/4 inch long
• Flower color: yellowish-white
• Flowering time: August to November
• Origin: native

From left the seeds, the spent flower and the flower (Unusual plant has tight flower clusters covered with a thin papery bract.)
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Nov 23 2009 03:38 GMT fhelsing PRO
a lovely image!
Nov 23 2009 04:18 GMT ashdad PRO
Spent or not it is still pretty.
Nov 23 2009 05:28 GMT MargNZ
I agree they are very pretty .. nice light also :))
Nov 23 2009 06:48 GMT sini
Wonderful shot!:)
Nov 23 2009 18:55 GMT yvon
wonderful shot nice that information
Nov 25 2009 02:35 GMT gr8ronkinroll PRO
Wonderful image!
Neat looking plants.
Nov 29 2009 08:52 GMT cdc PRO
great composition and presentation
Dec 15 2009 01:15 GMT mickmusser
Great shot capturing the arious stages. I have only seen the flower in early fall in northern PA. I had no idea that the dried spent flower was so cool looking.