Distribution: Native to northern Europe
Habitat: Heaths, sandy areas
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Slender, low annual, covered with silvery hairs.
Leaves linear, small, numerous, attached spirally up the stems.
Heads in terminal, narrow, conical clusters on the branches; heads rayless, white tinged with red, but appearing yellow from the tips of sepal-like bracts, which spread star-like in fruit.