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Antennaria luzuloides
silvery-brown pussytoes, woodrush pussytoes
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and South Dakota.

Habitat: Sagebrush grasslands at low elevations to dry, rocky slopes at middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Thinly white-woolly perennial with stems clustered from a short, branched woody base, 1.5-7 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Basal leaves erect, linear-oblanceolate, tapering to a short petiole, often several-nerved, 4-8 cm. long and 2-8 mm. wide; cauline leaves linear, progressively reduced upward.

Flowers:

Heads numerous in a flat-topped or sub-capitate inflorescence; staminate and pistillate involucres similar, 4-5 mm. high, glabrous to the base; lower portion of the bracts pale greenish-brown, scarious, the upper portion more whitish.

Fruits:

Achene terete.

Identification Notes:

Separate from the similar A. anaphaloides by the involucre bracts; A. luzuloides is scarious throughout, while A. anaphaloides is densely pubescent on the lower portion.

Accepted Name:
Antennaria luzuloides Torr. & A. Gray
Publication: Fl. N. Amer. 2: 430. 1843.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Infraspecies:
ssp. luzuloides – silvery brown pussytoes, woodrush pussytoes    Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and South Dakota.
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Antennaria luzuloides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Antennaria luzuloides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Antennaria luzuloides photos.

USDA Plants: Antennaria luzuloides information.

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