Page author: David Giblin
Antennaria stenophylla
narrowleaved pussytoes
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to Nevada, east to Idaho.

Habitat: Shrub-steppe, dry meadows and open woods.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

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

Leaves:

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.

Flowers:

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.

Fruits:

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. 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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