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Antennaria stenophylla
narrowleaved pussytoes

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Nevada, east to central Idaho.

Habitat: Rocky slopes, flats, lithosol areas, and dry grasslands in sagebrush desert.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial from a short, woody base, the stems clustered, 3-15 cm. tall.


All linear and silky pubescent, the basal ones 2-8 cm. long and 1-2 mm. wide, the cauline ones numerous and well developed, gradually reduced upward.


Heads several in a sub-capitate inflorescence only 8-15 mm. wide; pistillate and staminate involucres similar, 4-6 mm. high, glabrous to the base, the bracts scarious throughout, light to dark brown.


Achene terete

Identification Notes:

Separate from Antennaria luzuloides by the narrower leaves, shorter stems and darker involucre bracts.

Accepted Name:
Antennaria stenophylla (A. Gray) A. Gray
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 213. 1882.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Antennaria alpina (L.) Gaertn. var. stenophylla A. Gray
Antennaria leucophaea Piper
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Antennaria stenophylla checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Antennaria stenophylla atlas page.

CalPhotos: Antennaria stenophylla photos.

USDA Plants: Antennaria stenophylla information.

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