Identifying plants means constant self-tutoring. The tutor shares another find: pearly everlasting.
I know I’ve seen pearly everlasting elsewhere; it grows very commonly on the west coast. Yet, I’ve never thought to identify it.
The flowers really are pearly white, though the centres are darker. The leaves are long, thin, and lance-shaped, and may even gain in prominence as the stem ascends. The blossoms are many, and can last a long time.
Pojar, Jim and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of Coastal British Columbia. Vancouver: BC Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing, 1994.Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.