Antennaria neglecta Greene - Field pussytoes


 

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Antennaria neglecta - (image 1 of 6)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat

Prairies, pastures, abandoned fields. Woods and open sites.

Associates

 

Distribution

Newfoundland and Quebec west to Yukon, south to D.C., VA, WV, southern IN, MO, and CA.

Morphology

Perennial to 40 cm. Basal leaves less than 1.5 cm wide, spatulate, densely tomentose below, less pubescent or glabrous above, 1-nerved or obscurely 3-nerved. Plants dioecious; flowers sexual or often apomictic; pistillate involucres 7-10 mm.

Notes

Flowers April to June

Wetland Indicator: Upland

Widespread with several recognized varieties. Plants can be diploid or polyploid.

References

Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY

 

Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.

 


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