For anyone that has been out and about in any part of Newfoundland, you have walked by the lovely plant Pearly Everlasting. It grows usually in dry, well-drained areas; very common along roadsides. The plant grows throughout Canada and in much of the U.S. In fact, it's so common that most people barely pause to give it a closer look.
Pearly Everlasting blooms for many weeks from mid-summer onward. It stands at about knee-length. The leaves and stems are covered with fine hairs, giving the plant a silver sheen. A remarkable feature about the plant is that it holds its form for many months. It looks good in late fall and stands up to early winter. I've read that it is poisonous so don't nibble.
This plant is good addition to your garden; it does well in dry areas and requires very little care. Better yet, get out for a walk and enjoy in its natural place.