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Antennaria plantaginifolia [= Antennaria caroliniana]

Plaintain Pussytoes

Scientific Name:

Antennaria plantaginifolia [= Antennaria caroliniana]

Genus:

Antennaria

Species Epithet:

plantaginifolia

Common Name:

Plaintain Pussytoes

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Dry woodlands. Common in NC piedmont and mountains, rare in coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Some bees and flies visit.

Bloom

image

Tom Harville

Leaves

image

Tom Harville

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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