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Antennaria pulcherrima (Hook. ) Greene
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Antennaria pulcherrima
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Antennaria pulcherrima

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Antennaria pulcherrima (Hook.) Greene
showy pussytoes

General Information
Symbol: ANPU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
L48   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Antennaria Gaertn. – pussytoes
Species Antennaria pulcherrima (Hook.) Greene – showy pussytoes

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The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Antennaria pulcherrima . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
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Antennaria pulcherrima ssp. eucosma
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Antennaria pulcherrima ssp. pulcherrima
handsome pussy-toes

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10. Antennaria pulcherrima (Hooker) Greene, Pittonia. 3: 176. 1897.

Showy or handsome pussytoes, antennaire magnifique

Antennaria carpatica (Hooker) R. Brown var. pulcherrima Hooker, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 329. 1834; A. pulcherrima var. angustisquama A. E. Porsild; A. pulcherrima var. sordida B. Boivin

Dioecious. Plants (8—)30—65 cm (caudices branching or rhizomes stout). Stolons none. Basal leaves 3—5-nerved, spatulate to oblanceolate or lanceolate, 50—200 × 4—25 mm, tips acute, mucronate, faces gray-pubescent or silvery sericeous. Cauline leaves linear, 8—140 mm, distal flagged or not. Heads 3—30 in corymbiform to paniculiform arrays. Involucres: staminate 5—8 mm; pistillate 7—12 mm. Phyllaries distally black, dark brown, light brown, castaneous, or olivaceous. Corollas: staminate 3—5 mm; pistillate 3—6 mm. Cypselae 1—1.5 mm, glabrous; pappi: staminate 4—6 mm; pistillate (5—)8—10 mm. 2 n = 28, 56.

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora): North America.

Antennaria pulcherrima is characterized by relatively large basal leaves, rhizomatous growth, and dark-colored phyllaries, each with a relatively large black spot at the base (R. J. Bayer and G. L. Stebbins 1987).

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