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Antennaria parvifolia Nutt.
Small-leaf Pussytoes, Low Everlasting, Nuttall's Pussytoes
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
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 Nuttall's Pussytoes from other members of this large genus.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Spatulate
Leaf Apex: Mucronate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Dioecious
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OK , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , ON , 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
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BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
Bibref 946 - Gardening with Prairie Plants: How to Create Beautiful Native Landscapes (2002) Wasowski, Sally
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Antennaria parvifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Antennaria parvifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Antennaria parvifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-08-02
Research By: TWC Staff