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Rush Pussytoes - Antennaria luzuloides

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Loosely mat-forming from a branched caudex. Stems ascending to erect, 10–40 cm. Basal leaves erect, linear-oblanceolate, 3–9 cm long, 3-nerved. Stem leaves linear to lanceolate, 1–7 cm long. Inflorescence open- to dense-corymbiform with numerous heads. Involucre: female 5–6 mm high; male 4–5 mm high. Phyllaries light brown with white tips. Corolla both sexes 2–3 mm long. Pappus 3–5 mm long. Achenes 1–2 mm long, nearly glabrous ( Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
BC, AB to CA NV, UT, CO and NE ( Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 100

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)

Shallow soil of grasslands, outcrops; valleys to lower subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus 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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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.
    • Stansberry, B.J. 1991. Distribution, movements, and habitat use during spring, summer, and fall by mule deer in the North Salish Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 64 p.
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