Antennaria rosea subsp. arida

(E. E. Nelson) R. J. Bayer

Brittonia 41: 57. 1989

Common names: Desert pussytoes
Basionyms: Antennaria arida E. E. Nelson Bot. Gaz. 27: 210. 1899
Synonyms: Antennaria arida subsp. viscidula E. E. Nelson Antennaria scariosa (E. E. Nelson) A. Nelson ex Rydberg Antennaria viscidula unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 409.
Plants 19–30 cm. Stolons 1.5–4.5 cm. Basal leaves spatulate to narrowly cuneate, 10–20 mm, faces gray-pubescent. Cauline leaves 9–26 mm. Heads usually 6–12. Involucres: pistillate 6.5–8 mm. Phyllaries distally white, pink, green, red, or brown. Corollas: pistillate 3.5–6 mm. Pappi: pistillate 5–6 mm. 2n = 42, 56, (70).

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Dry to moist habitats, tundra, rock outcrops, fields, meadows, forests, savannas, and roadcuts, other similarly disturbed places
Elevation: 0–3800 m



Alta., B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Ariz., Calif. (unconfirmed), Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mont., Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


Subspecies arida is most closely related to Antennaria microphylla (R. J. Bayer 1989e), as shown by their similar morphologies.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.