Antennaria alpina

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Antennaria alpina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Antennaria
Species: A. alpina
Binomial name
Antennaria alpina
(L.) Gaertn.

Antennaria alpina (alpine pussytoes[2] or alpine catsfoot) is a European and North American species in the sunflower family. It is native to mountainous and subarctic regions of (Scandinavia, Greenland, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic), and extending south at high altitudes in mountains in Scandinavia, and in the Rocky Mountains south to Montana and Wyoming.[3][4][5][6]

Antennaria alpina is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 15 cm tall, with off-white to pinkish flowerheads 4–8 mm in diameter, produced in clusters of three to five together.[3]

Female florescences.


  1. ^ The Plant List Antennaria alpina (L.) Gaertn.
  2. ^ "Antennaria alpina". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Flora of North America, Alpine pussytoes, Antennaria alpina (Linnaeus) Gaertner, Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 410. 1791
  4. ^ Biota of North America Propgram 2014 county distribution map
  5. ^ Cody, W. J. 1996. Flora of the Yukon Territory i–xvii, 1–669. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.
  6. ^ Moss, E. H. 1983. Flora of Alberta (ed. 2) i–xii, 1–687. University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

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