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Antennaria neglecta Greene
Field pussytoes, Prairie everlasting
Synonym(s): Antennaria angustiarum, Antennaria athabascensis, Antennaria campestris, Antennaria campestris var. athabascensis, Antennaria chelonica, Antennaria erosa, Antennaria howellii var. athabascensis, Antennaria howellii var. campestris, Antennaria longifolia, Antennaria lunellii, Antennaria nebraskensis, Antennaria neglecta var. athabascensis, Antennaria neglecta var. campestris, Antennaria parvula, Antennaria wilsonii
USDA Symbol: ANNE
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Forms dense colonies.
The word Antennaria refers to the projecting stamens developed on some flowers that resemble† insect antennae. These plants were used historically for coughs, colds, bruises, as a post childbirth tonic for mothers, and to treat snakebite. There is no scientific evidence that the plant is effective for treating any of these conditions. (Andy Fyon)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Much of Canada from Mackenzie and British Columbia to Nova Scotia; south in East to Virginia and Tennessee, and west to Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. Native Habitat:
Dry open areas.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
BenefitUse Medicinal: These plants were used historically for coughs, colds, bruises, as a post childbirth tonic for mothers, and to treat snakebite. There is no scientific evidence that the plant is effective for treating any of these conditions. (Andy Fyon)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Birds , Butterflies
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PA
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff