Antennaria friesiana subsp. alaskana

(Malte) Hultén

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

Common names: Alaskan pussytoes
Basionyms: Antennaria alaskana Malte
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.