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Pussytoes Antennaria spp.

 

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Pussytoes
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Alternate name: Everlasting

Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description This variable perennial forms solid patches on dry soil and makes an interesting ground cover. The leaves are narrow, mostly basal and matted, grayish-green with fine woolly hairs. Clusters of small, soft, whitish to pink flower heads, which resemble a cat's paw, form on a solitary stem 1-12 in. above the basal leaves.


Flower May - August.


Flower May - August


Habitat Dry, open sites.


Range Newfoundland to Alaska, south to Florida and California; more common northward.


Discussion Pussytoes seedlings are quick to volunteer in open areas. This is a suitable ground cover for sunny, barren areas.


Comments Pussytoes seedlings are quick to volunteer in open areas. This is a suitable ground cover for sunny, barren areas.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution Newfoundland. to Alaska, s. to Florida & California; more common northward


Site Preference Dry, open sites


Soil Preference Dry soils.


 

 

 

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