Pussytoes (4)

Antennaria parviflora

Small-leaf Pussytoes
Antennaria parvifolia

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Sunloving Pussytoes, Catsfoot
Photo taken on: June 16, 2007
Location: Copper Creek Trail, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Dry meadows and slopes

Stems up to 12" high grow from a mat of grey-green leaves. Flower heads have disk flowers only and appear when stems are only 2" high.

Flora of North America reference.

Antennaria alpina

Alpine Pussytoes
Antennaria alpina (A. media)

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: July 16, 2006
Location: Green Lake - Irwin, CO
Life Zones: Alpine
Habitat: Dry meadows and scree

Grows to 4"  from a mat of grey-green leaves. Flower heads have blackish green bracts.

Flora of North America reference.

Antennaria pulcherrima

Tall Pussytoes
Antennaria pulcherrima

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA: Showy Pussytoes, Handsome Pussytoes
Photo taken on: May 27, 2006
Location: Almont Triangle, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Moist meadows

Grows to 12" high, not in a mat. Leaves are long with three prominent veins.

Flora of North America reference.

Antennaria howellii

Howell's Pussytoes
Antennaria howellii

Family: Sunflower (Asteraceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: May 29, 2016
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Moist meadows

 Grows 6"to 12" with larger (1"+) spoon-shaped leaves that have a prominent central vein and are green on top. Stems leaves are narrow and clasping. Phyllaries are white.

Flora of North America reference.

White/Cream Round Clusters