Antennaria friesiana subsp. alaskana

(Malte) Hultén

Ark. Bot., n. s. 7: 134. 1968

Common names: Alaskan pussytoes
Basionyms: Antennaria alaskana Malte Rhodora 36: 107. 1934
Synonyms: Antennaria friesiana var. beringensis Hultén
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 413. Mentioned on page 390, 414, 415.
Dioecious (staminates and pistillates in equal frequencies in populations). Plants 7.5–14 cm. Stolons 0.5–1 cm. Cauline leaves 4–20 mm. Heads 2–6. Involucres: staminate 4–6.5 mm; pistillate 5.5–7 mm. Corollas: staminate 2.5–3 mm; pistillate 3–4.5 mm. Cypselae 1.2–1.8 mm; pappi: staminate 3–4 mm; pistillate 3.5–5 mm. 2n = 28, 56.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Arctic and alpine tundra, on or near dry rocky outcrops or sand ridges
Elevation: 500–1500 m



N.W.T.. Yukon, Alaska.


Subspecies alaskana is dioecious (sexual) and known from Alaska and cordilleran areas of northern Yukon and adjacent Northwest Territories (R. J. Bayer 1991, 1993). It is a probable progenitor of the Antennaria alpina complex.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorRandall J. Bayer +
Authority(Malte) Hultén +
BasionymsAntennaria alaskana +
Common nameAlaskan pussytoes +
DistributionN.W.T.. Yukon + and Alaska. +
Elevation500–1500 m +
HabitatArctic and alpine tundra, on or near dry rocky outcrops or sand ridges +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering summer. +
Publication titleArk. Bot., n. s. +
Publication year1968 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V19 675.xml +
SynonymsAntennaria friesiana var. beringensis +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameAntennaria friesiana subsp. alaskana +
Taxon parentAntennaria friesiana +
Taxon ranksubspecies +
VolumeVolume 19 +