Antennaria pulcherrima subsp. eucosma

(Fernald & Wiegand) R. J. Bayer
Sida 21: 768. 2004.
Common names: Elegant pussytoes
Basionym: Antennaria eucosma Fernald & Wiegand Rhodora 13: 23. 1911
Synonyms: Antennaria carpatica var. humilis Hooker
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 400. Mentioned on page 394.

Plants 8–25 cm. Basal leaves lanceolate to oblanceolate, 50–170 × 5–18 mm, faces silvery sericeous. Cauline leaves 7–30 mm, mostly not flagged (sometimes flagged near heads). Heads 3–15. Involucres: staminate 5.5–7 mm; pistillate 7–10 mm. Phyllaries distally light brown or castaneous. Corollas: staminate 3–4 mm; pistillate 3–4.3 mm. Cypselae 1.2–1.5 mm; pappi: staminate 4–6 mm; pistillate 5–7 mm. 2n = 56.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Limestone barrens, serpentine
Elevation: 0–300 m



Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Que. (Anticosti Island).


Subspecies eucosma is known from limestone barrens in western Newfoundland and Anticosti Island (K. M. Urbanska 1983). It is morphologically similar to subsp. pulcherrima; the two are separated mainly by the presence of prominent flags on cauline leaves in subsp. pulcherrima and their absence in subsp. eucosma.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


Randall J. Bayer +
(Fernald & Wiegand) R. J. Bayer +
Antennaria eucosma +
Elegant pussytoes +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +  and Que. (Anticosti Island). +
0–300 m +
Limestone barrens, serpentine +
Flowering summer. +
Antennaria carpatica var. humilis +
Antennaria pulcherrima subsp. eucosma +
Antennaria pulcherrima +
subspecies +