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.
Beauv.) Fernald, Gnaphalium obtusifolium L., Heteranthera limosa (Sw.) Willd., Juncus brachycparus Engelm., Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw., Lindernia dubia (L.) Pennell, Lipocarpha micrantha (Vahl) G.C.
Gnaphalium obtusifolium L.: Old-field balsam (rabbit-tobacco); August; field; infrequent; USIH 1023.