Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Antennaria howellii Greene image
Photographer: Botanical Illustration           
Family Asteraceae
Antennaria howellii Greene
Howell's pussy-toes
Antennaria: from the Latin antenna, because of the resemblance of the male flowers to insect antennae
howellii: named in honor of Thomas Jefferson Howell (1842-1912), a collector of the flora of Oregon and Washington, who wrote, produced and printed his own Flora of Northwest America.
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; fibrous roots with colony-forming stolons
Flower: head white to pinkish, brush-like with numerous, tubular disk flowers, no rays; inflorescence a terminal cluster; blooms April-June
Fruit:on dense fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, upper leaves white-hairy, basal leaves mostly hairless, only mid-vein distinct; main leaves less than 1/2" wide
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; fields, woods, prairies; in sandy soil
Notes: very similar to A. neglecta

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