Distribution: Widely distributed in mountainous areas on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Alberta, Montana, and Wyoming.
Habitat: Dry to damp rocky slopes, forest openings, and ledges from low to middle 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.