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Antennaria geyeri

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About Pinewoods Pussytoes (Antennaria geyeri) Antennaria geyeri is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name pinewoods pussytoes or mountain pussytoes. It is native to the western United States where it grows in woodland and scrub very often on the forest floor under pine trees. It is found in Washington, Oregon, northern California, and northwestern Nevada. Antennaria geyeri is a small perennial herb growing up to about 14 centimeters tall. It produces several erect stems from a branching, woody base, and there is no basal rosette of leaves. The leaves along the stem are lance-shaped, a few centimeters long, and coated in long woolly hairs. The inflorescence bears up to 25 flower heads with coats of woolly white fibers and pink-tipped phyllaries. The species is dioecious, with male plants bearing staminate flowers in their heads and female plants bearing pistillate. The fruit is a hairy achene up to a centimeter long including its long, soft pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
5.5 in (14 cm)

Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1820' - 10194'

Annual Precip. ?
9.8" - 120.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.45" - 4.08"

Coldest Month ?
25.7° F - 47.4° F

Hottest Month ?
48.9° F - 70.6° F

Humidity ?
0.42 vpd - 23.34 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Mountain Pussytoes

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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