Antennaria howellii
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Distribution: British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana

Habitat: Open woods at low to moderate elevations; not common.

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial with usually leafy stolons and upright stems 1.5-4 dm. tall.


Basal leaves spatulate, oblanceolate or obovate, persistently white-woolly beneath and glabrous and green above, up to 2 cm. wide; cauline leaves few, linear and sessile.


Heads several in a crowded inflorescence; pistillate involucres 6-9 mm. high, the bracts narrow and long-pointed, the scarious portion dingy whitish; pappus surpassing the stigmas; staminate plants very rare in our range.


Achene terete.

Identification Notes:

The green upper surface of the leaves separates Antennaria howellii from all other species except A. racemosa. The latter usually has an open inflorescence, broader and larger leaves, and glands on the upper stem.

Accepted Name:
Antennaria howellii Greene
Publication: Pittonia. 3: 174. 1897.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Antennaria howellii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Antennaria howellii checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Antennaria howellii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Antennaria howellii photos.

USDA Plants: Antennaria howellii information.

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