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Sweet Everlasting
Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium

Sweet Everlasting is an annual that is easy to grow from seed. Its flower heads resemble Pussytoes and its hairy stems and leaves are a silvery green color. It prefers dry to medium soil and full sun.

USDA symbol: PSOB3

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 inches
Light ExposureSun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
Sweet Everlasting (Sweet Everlasting<div><em class="small">Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceUnknown
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsJuly to September
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control
Coefficient of Conservatism2
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountyAnoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Chisago, Crow Wing, Dakota, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Morrison, Mower, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Wabasha, Wadena, Washington, Winona, Wright
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland