|Scientific Name||Antennaria umbrinella||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ANUM|
|Common Name||Umber Pussytoes||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||36761|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (7500 to 13000 ft.); dry meadows, rocky slopes and open.
Plant: Perennial, dioecious, mat-forming with hairy foliage; 3 to 8 inches tall with usually erect stolons.
Leaves: Basal leaves spatulate to narrowly oblanceolate, 3/8 to 3/4-inch long, tips mucronate; stem leaves linear less than 3/4-inch long; both are one-nerved and have white-hairy upper and lower surfaces.
Inflorescence: Small whitish yellow to pale brown flowers clustered in corymbiform arrays of 3 to 8; no ray flowers; plants with either staminate or pistillate flowers; phyllaries may have pinkish tint; staminate flowers with wide, blunt phyllaries; pistillate flowers with narrower, more pointed phyllaries.
Bloom Period: June to August.
Reference: “Flora of Colorado” by Jennifer Ackerfield, Flora of North America and American Southwest.
Note: Both staminate and pistillate plants are shown in the images below.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County