Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson - Plantain-leaved Pussytoes


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Antennaria plantaginifolia - (image 1 of 4)



Family: Asteraceae


Open woods and dry ground. Dry grassy fields and pastures. Sandy black oak savannas.




Nova Scotia and New Brunswick west to ND and eastern MT, south to GA, LA, and TX.


Perennial to 40 cm; stoloniferous. Basal leaves more than l.5 cm wide, prominently 3-5 lobed, petiolate, densely tomentose beneath, sparsely tomentose to glabrous above. Plants dioecious; flowers sexual or often apomictic; heads several in a subcapitate cyme; pistillate involucres 5-10 mm.


Flowers April to June

Wetland Indicator: Upland

Plants can be diploid or polyploid. Another common name is Everlasting.


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.




Michael Hough 2010