Single-head Pussytoes - Antennaria monocephala
Forming small clumps from a few-branched caudex; stolons absent. Stems erect, 1–10 cm. Basal leaves oblanceolate, 3–12 mm long, 1-nerved, less hairy above. Stem leaves linear, 4–11 mm long, flagged. Inflorescence a solitary (2 to 3) head; male plants absent. Involucre: female 5–8 mm high. Phyllaries blackish green. Corolla female 2–4 mm long. Pappus none. Achenes ca. 1 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Alaska and Yukon to Greenland and south in the Rocky Mountains to northwestern Montana and northern Wyoming.
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Alpine slopes and ridges.
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).
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- 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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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.