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Antennaria parvifolia
little-leaf pussytoes, Nuttall's pussytoes

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in northeastern Washington; British Columbia to Oregon, east to the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and Great Lakes region.

Habitat: Meadows, open forest, gravelly slopes, and sandy flats from the lowlands middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Stout, mat-forming, stoloniferous perennial up to 15 cm. tall, densely white-woolly throughout.


Basal leaves oblanceolate, 1-3.5 cm. long and 2.5-10 cm. wide; stem leaves linear.


Heads numerous in a tight cluster; pistillate involucres 7-11 mm. high, the bracts blunt-tipped, the scarious part bright white, rarely pink; pistillate corollas 5-8 mm. long.



Accepted Name:
Antennaria parvifolia Nutt.
Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 406. 1841.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Antennaria parvifolia checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Antennaria parvifolia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Antennaria parvifolia photos.

USDA Plants: Antennaria parvifolia information.

5 photographs:
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