Tall Pussytoes - Antennaria anaphaloides
(see State Rank Reason below)
MNPS Threat Rank
State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Common and widespread across portions of western and central Montana. See rank details.
- Details on Status Ranking and Review
Score0 - Large: Generally >100,000 individuals.
Score0 - Widespread species within Montana (occurs in 5% or more of the state or generally occurring in 6 or more sub-basins.) as well as outside of Montana.
Area of Occupancy
Score0 - High: Occurs in >25 Subwatersheds (6th Code HUC’s).
Score0 - Low: Species is a generalist that occurs in a variety of habitats and/or is tolerant of disturbed or degraded habitats (C -Values of 1-4).
ScoreNA - Rank factor not assessed.
Score0 - Low: Impacts, if any, to the species are expected to be minor or insignificant (affecting <10% of populations) in severity, scope and immediacy.
CommentNo widespread threats exist.
Score0-1 - Low to Moderate Vulnerability.
Raw Conservation Status Score
0 to 1 total points scored out of a possible 16.
Rhizomatous, non-stoloniferous. Stems erect, 6–50 cm. Basal leaf blades oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 3–12 cm long, 3- to 5-nerved. Stem leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, usually flagged. Inflorescence corymbiform with numerous heads. Involucre: female 4–8 mm high; male 4–6 mm high. Phyllaries brown at the base contrasing with a white upper portion. Corolla female 2–5 mm long; male 1.5–3 mm long. Pappus 3–5 mm long. Achenes 1–2 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
BC to SK south to OR, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this species or genera where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
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- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
- Simanonok, M. 2018. Plant-pollinator network assembly after wildfire. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 123 p.