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Gnaphalium obtusifolium
Old-field balsam
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Unusual plant has tight flower clusters covered with a thin papery bract.

The stem is gray-green.

This aromatic plant is known by several interesting names: Fragrant life everlasting, rabbit-tobacco, fussy-gussy, life-of-man, Indian-posy, sweet balsam.

You ought to know

Height: 1' - 3'

Frequency: Only a few plants found in sunny field.

Blooms: August

Range: All of Indiana and from Nova Scotia to Manitoba and from Florida to Texas.