var. angustifolia, a small type of Anaphalis margaritacea of
eastern Japan, inhabits grasslands in mountainous regions. Stems
with white hair grow to as tall as 30cm and are in crowds and branch
only at upper potions - neither on lower and middle parts. Leaves
are 2-6mm in length and have a linear shape. Stem apexes set many
7-10mm-in-diameter flower heads; involucral bracts are white and
dry-membraneous. Bloom time: August-September.