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Single-head Pussytoes - Antennaria monocephala

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Alaska and Yukon to Greenland and south in the Rocky Mountains to northwestern Montana and northern Wyoming.

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Alpine slopes and ridges.

Ecology
POLLINATORS
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).

References
  • 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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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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