Pearly everlasting, a North American perennial
A typical plant in disturbed areas, pearly everlasting is helpful for the home garden. For my own, I plant this native for its dried-cut flowers and as a nectar source for beneficial insects. It’s famous for dried flower gatherers, the papery white bracts surrounding the yellow flower dry well. For those who plant for wildlife, pearly everlasting attracts butterflies; include it in the butterfly garden, even if many think it is a weed!