Antennaria pulchella is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common names Sierra pussytoes and beautiful pussytoes. It is native primarily to high elevations in the Sierra Nevada from Nevada County to Tulare County, where it is a plant of the alpine climate. Additional populations occur on Lassen Peak in Lassen County, and also in Washoe County, Nevada.
Antennaria pulchella is a small, mat-forming perennial herb growing a patch of woolly grayish leaves dotted with purplish glands. It spreads via a tangled network of stolons. The erect inflorescence reaches no more than about 12 centimeters tall. The species is dioecious, with male and female plants producing flower heads of slightly different morphologies. The fruit is an achene up to half a centimeter long, most of which is a long, soft pappus.
- The Plant List, Antennaria pulchella Greene
- Flora of North America Vol. 19, 20 and 21 Page 410 Sierra pussytoes Antennaria pulchella Greene
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Antennaria pulchella E. Greene beautiful pussy toes, beautiful pussytoes
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Greene, Edward Lee 1911. Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism 2(7): 149–150
- Jepson Manual Treatment - Antennaria pulchella
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile; Antennaria pulchella
- Calphotos Photos gallery, University of California
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