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.