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Antennaria rosea (Rosy pussytoes)
Glase, Terry

Antennaria rosea

Antennaria rosea Greene

Rosy Pussytoes

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ANRO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

Slender stalk above leafy mat.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Apex: Mucronate
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Distribution: Alaska and British Columbia to Manitoba; Newfoundland; rare in rest of eastern Canada. In United States, south to California, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Minnesota; also in Maine. Extirpated from Michigan.
Native Habitat: Dry, open areas, meadows, open woods and forests, plains, alpine meadows.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Antennaria rosea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Antennaria rosea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Antennaria rosea


Record Modified: 2021-02-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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