Antennaria microphylla

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Littleleaf pussytoes
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Antennaria microphylla
Clearwater National Forest, Idaho
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Antennaria
Species: A. microphylla
Binomial name
Antennaria microphylla
Rydb. 1897 not Gand. 1887 (not validly published)
Synonyms[1]

Antennaria microphylla (littleleaf pussytoes, rosy pussytoes, pink pussytoes, small pussytoes, dwarf everlasting) is a stoloniferous perennial forb in the (aster family). It is widespread across northern and western North America, from Alaska and the three Canadian Arctic territories east to Quebec and south to Minnesota, New Mexico, and California.[2][3]


Antennaria microphylla can be found growing in plains, hills, dry meadow, and open wood habitats. It is a small herb with male and female flowers on separate plants. It grows from 1.2 to 12 inches (3.0 to 30.5 cm) with spoon shaped or oblong leaves; it blossoms from late May to July.[4] The Columbian ground squirrel feeds on Litteleaf pussytoes.[5]

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