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Everlasting Pusstytoes
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Antennaria howellii

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About Everlasting Pusstytoes (Antennaria howellii) Antennaria howellii (Everlasting or Howell's Pussytoes) is a North American species in the genus Antennaria within the sunflower family. It is native to northern Alaska, much of Canada including the Arctic territories, and the northern United States as far south as northern California, Colorado and North Carolina. Antennaria howellii is an evergreen perennial plant. The form is usually basal rosettes, largely clonally propagated. The basal rosette leaves are 2-4 cm long and 6-12 mm broad, light green and spatulate, with a thin arm and a broad tip with a point. They have woolly white undersides. The flowerheads appear in May, on a stem 15-35 cm tall with smaller, slender leaves 1-4 cm long. It is commonly seen growing under pine stands.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.49 - 1.2 ft (0.15 - 0.37 m)


Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3855' - 6960'

Annual Precip. ?
48.9" - 153.3"

Summer Precip. ?
1.43" - 5.82"

Coldest Month ?
32.4° F - 41.4° F

Hottest Month ?
52.4° F - 63.0° F

Humidity ?
2.55 vpd - 14.57 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Howell's 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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