gnaphalium obtusifolium

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sweet everlasting

sweet everlasting

A hairy plant with clustered white flowers on top. Long thin silvery leaves. Leaves and flowers used for colds, flu, pneumonia, sore throat, fever, bronchitis, stomach, ulcers, tumors, spasms, coughs, aphrodesiac, heck you name it. When crushed, the plant gives off a maple syrup scent. Commonly smoked like tobacco for respiratory problems.
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In 1954, the forb species, Erigeron canadensis, Haplopappus divaricatus, Heterotheca subaxillaris, and Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.
SC/NM 4 N P R SuF Euthamia gymnospermoides Greene NM 4 N P U SuF Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.