Distribution: British Columbia to Oregon, east to Montana
Habitat: Open woods at low to moderate elevations; not common.
Flowers: May - July
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.
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.