Rocky Mountain Pussytoes - Antennaria media
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Stoloniferous, mat-forming. Stems erect, 3–12 cm. Basal leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 5–20 mm long, 1-nerved. Stem leaves linear, 1–2 cm long, uppermost sometimes flagged. Inflorescence corymbiform with 3 to 7 heads; male plants rare. Involucre: female 4–7 mm high. Phyllaries greenish-black. Corolla 2–4 mm long. Pappus 3–6 mm long. Achenes 0.5–1.5 mm long, glabrous to pappilose (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Subalpine to alpine ridges and slopes often on warmer, drier exposures.
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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.
- Saunders, J.K., Jr. 1954. A two-year investigation of the food habits and range use of the Rocky Mountain goat in the Crazy Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 22 p.