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Antennaria luzuloides
silvery-brown pussytoes, woodrush pussytoes

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


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


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.


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.


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.