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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Antennaria parvifolia Nutt.
Small-leaf pussytoes, Low everlasting, Nuttall's pussytoes
Synonym(s): Antennaria aprica, Antennaria aprica var. minuscula, Antennaria aureola, Antennaria holmii, Antennaria latisquamea, Antennaria minuscula, Antennaria obtusata, Antennaria pumila, Antennaria recurva, Antennaria rhodanthus
USDA Symbol: anpa4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
From a small, grayish basal rosette rises an erect, sparsely-leaved flower stalk with clusters of small, rayless, whitish flower heads.
Some plants in this species produce seed in the usual manner, by fertilization of eggs in the ovary; others do not require fertilization. The tightly clustered basal leaves and the near absence of dark bases on the bracts of the flower heads help distinguish Nuttalls Pussytoes from other members of this large genus.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
From western Canada to eastern Washington and through the Rocky Mountains and the western Plains to Arizona and New Mexico. Native Habitat:
Dry forest openings, plains.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Larval Host: Painted Lady
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Record Last Modified: 2012-11-14
Research By: TWC Staff