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Single-head Pussytoes - Antennaria monocephala

Status Under Review
Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?

Agency Status
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

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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Relative Density



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

Alpine slopes and ridges.

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Single-head Pussytoes — Antennaria monocephala.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from