Antennaria
everlasting, pussy-toes
17 species
4 subspecies and varieties
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Antennaria alpinaalpine pussytoes
Distribution: Chiefly in the Cascades and Olympic Mountains of Washington; Circumboreal, extending south in the high mountains to California and Colorado.
Habitat: Alpine meadows.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-August
Antennaria anaphaloidestall pussytoes
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Hillsides and open woods at moderate elevations in the mountains, occasionally on grassy foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Antennaria corymbosaflat topped pussytoes, meadow pussytoes
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Antennaria dimorphacushion pussytoes, low pussytoes
Distribution: British Columbia to southern California, east to Montana, Nebraska and Colorado; east of the Cascades in central and eastern Washington.
Habitat: Dry, open places in lowlands to foothills.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - May
Antennaria flagellarisstoloniferous everlasting, flagellate pussytoes, whip pussytoes
Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon, east to Wyoming
Habitat: Shrub-steppe to dry, open areas at mid-elevations, often in lithosol
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - July
Antennaria geyeriGeyer's pussytoes, pinewoods pussytoes
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
Antennaria howellii
Distribution: British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana
Habitat: Open woods at low to moderate elevations; not common.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July
ssp. howellii – Howell's pussytoes
ssp. neodioica – Blue Mountains everlasting, field pussytoes
Antennaria lanatawoolly everlasting, woolly pussytoes
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon, east to Alberta and Wyoming.
Habitat: Mountain meadows near timberline.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Antennaria luzuloidessilvery brown everlasting, woodrush pussytoes
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington. British Columbia south to California, east to Colorado and South Dakota.
Habitat: Open, moderately dry areas from foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
ssp. luzuloides – silvery brown everlasting, woodrush pussytoes
Antennaria mediaalpine pussytoes, Rocky Mountain pussytoes
Distribution: Circumboreal, south at high elevations in the mountains to California and Arizona
Habitat: Uncommon in high mountain meadows
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September
Antennaria microphyllarosy everlasting, desert pussytoes, elegant pussytoes, pulvinate pussytoes, rosy pussytoes, small-leaf pussytoes
Distribution: Alaska to California, east to North Dakota and Arizona, from lower montane to sub-alpine.
Habitat: Moist, open areas, flood plains of streams, margins of alkali depressions.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Antennaria monocephalapygmy pussytoes
Origin: Native
Antennaria parvifolialittle-leaf pussytoes
Distribution: Eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, extending westward rarely to eastern Washington and British Columbia.
Habitat: Foothills and dry open areas to moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Antennaria pulcherrimashowy pussytoes
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - August
Antennaria racemosaslender everlasting, Hooker's pussytoes, raceme pussytoes
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the forested and mountainous areas of Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the northern Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Open, modertely dry areas from low to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August
Antennaria stenophyllanarrowleaved pussytoes
Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to Nevada, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Shrub-steppe, dry meadows and open woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
Antennaria umbrinellabrown everlasting, brown-bract pussytoes, umber pussytoes
Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Uncommon in openings in the forest at moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-August