Antennaria anaphaloides

(Pearly Pussytoes)

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Antennaria anaphaloides, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 6804

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Antennaria anaphaloides, Peak 7, Breckenridge 5888

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Antennaria anaphaloides, Crystal Lakes, Summit Co. 5861

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Antennaria anaphaloides, Peak 7, Breckenridge 5883

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Leaves, Antennaria anaphaloides, Peak 7, Summit Co. 5883

Scientific Name Antennaria anaphaloides USDA PLANTS Symbol ANAN2
Common Name Pearly Pussytoes, Tall Pussytoes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 36720
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 12000 ft.); dry meadows, open areas, aspen groves, hillsides.
Plant: Perennial 8 to 20 inches tall, depending on altitude; one or more stems, no stolons; dioecious; pubescent stems and leaves with short, fine hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic; stem leaves oblanceolate or linear; grey-green, 2 to 8 inches long.
Inflorescence: Small white to slightly brownish, rayless flowers clustered in corymbiform arrays of 8 to 30; white phyllaries with dark brown/black spot in the middle surround fine pappus hairs in center.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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