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.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with creeping, leafy stolons, 1-6 dm. tall.
Basal leaves short-petiolate with elliptic to elliptic-ovate blade1.5-8 cm. long and 1- 5 cm. wide, persistently white-woolly beneath, green and glabrous above; cauline leaves narrower, sessile; stems strongly glandular in the upper portion.
Heads on slender peduncles in a narrow, raceme-like inflorescence; staminate involucres 4-5 mm. high, but wider than the pistillate; pistillate 6-8 mm. high, strongly imbricate, the inner bracts narrow and elongate, pale greenish below, colorless and transparent to pale brownish above.
The wide, green leaves and narrow, open inflorescence should separate Antennaria racemosa from A. howellii, the only other species in our area with green leaves, which has smaller leaves and a congested inflorescence.