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  Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Caroline A. Creevey

Merel R. Black
Family Asteraceae
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson
plantain pussy-toes, plantain-leaved pussy-toes, woman's-tobacco
Antennaria: from the Latin antenna, because of the resemblance of the male flowers to insect antennae
plantaginifolia: resembling a plantain leaves
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall, woolly forb; fibrous roots with colony-forming stolons
Flower: head brush-like with numerous, white to pinkish, tubular disk flowers less than 1/8" long, no rays; inflorescence in dense, terminal clusters; blooms April-June
Fruit:seed on dense fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, basal leaves usually woolly on the top, often evergreen, with 3-5 prominent veins on the bottom, upper leaves smaller
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; open woods
Notes: very similar to A. parlinii
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Antennaria caroliniana Rydb.
Antennaria decipiens Greene
Antennaria denikeana B.Boivin
Antennaria nemoralis Greene
Antennaria petiolata Fernald
Antennaria pinetorum Greene
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson var. petiolata (Fernald) A.Heller
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson var. plantaginifolia
Gnaphalium plantaginifolium L.

         
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