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Umber Pussytoes - Antennaria umbrinella

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stoloniferous, mat-forming from a branched caudex. Stems erect, 4–20 cm. Basal leaves oblanceolate to linear-spatulate, 5–15 mm long, 1-nerved. Stem leaves linear, 7–15 mm long. Inflorescence corymbiform with 3 to 10 heads. Involucre: female 4–7 mm high; male 3–5 mm high. Phyllaries rounded, dirty white above dark brown below. Corolla female 3–4 mm long; male 2–3 mm long. Pappus 3–5 mm long. Achenes ca. 1 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
BC to MB, south to CA, AZ and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 182

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Habitat
Often stony or shallow soil in grasslands, fellfields, sagebrush steppe; valleys to alpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Forcella, F. 1977. Flora, chorology, biomass and productivity of the Pinus albicaulis-Vaccinium scoparium association. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 99 pp.
    • 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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