A biennial or short-lived perennial about 2′ tall.
A pioneer plant that helps to prepare a site and aid in the establishment of longer-lived plants in the native landscape.
The green foliage has a cumin-like fragrance; creamy-white flowers summer to fall are used in dried and fresh flower arrangements.
The American Painted Lady Butterfly uses this plant as food for its larvae.
Previously named Gnaphalium californicum.
Sun: Full Sun
Water: Dry, Light, Moderate
Soil: Clay, Sand, Rocky
Other: Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant