Antennaria rosea

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Scientific Name Antennaria rosea USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Pink Pussytoes, Rosy Pussytoes ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine; dry to moist areas, meadows, streambanks.
Plant: Erect, mat-forming, small perennial with creeping stolons; wooly stems 4 to 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Grayish basal leaves spatulate or oblanceolate to obovate, 3/4-inch long and woolly; fewer, smaller stem leaves are linear to narrowly oblanceolate.
Inflorescence: Multiple rayless flowers in single compact clusters each with white disc florets surrounded by red- or pink-tipped bracts.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott, and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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