Antennaria rosea subsp. pulvinata

(Greene) R. J. Bayer
Brittonia 41: 59. 1989.
Common names: Pulvinate pussytoes
Basionym: Antennaria pulvinata Greene Pittonia 3: 287. 1898
Synonyms: Antennaria albescens (E. E. Nelson) Rydberg Antennaria fusca E. E. Nelson Antennaria gaspensis (Fernald) Fernald Antennaria howellii subsp. gaspensis (Fernald) Chmielewski Antennaria isolepis Greene Antennaria maculata Greene Antennaria manicouagana P. Landry Antennaria media subsp. fusca (E. E. Nelson) Chmielewski Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis (Fernald) Cronquist Antennaria neodioica var. gaspensis Fernald Antennaria peasei Fernald Antennaria pulvinata subsp. albescens E. E. Nelson Antennaria sansonii Greene Antennaria straminea Fernald
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 410. Mentioned on page 408, 409.

Plants 4–17 cm. Stolons 1–6 cm. Basal leaves spatulate to cuneate, 8–18 mm, faces gray-pubescent. Cauline leaves 6–19 mm. Heads 3–5. Involucres: pistillate 6.5–10 mm. Phyllaries distally brown, green, pink, red, or white. Corollas: pistillate 3.5–5 mm. Pappi: pistillate 5–6.5 mm. 2n = 42, 56.

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Dry to moist open habitats, usually on rock outcrops or barrens
Elevation: 0–3800 m



Alta., B.C., Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.


Antennaria aromatica is undoubtedly a sexual progenitor of A. rosea subsp. pulvinata (R. J. Bayer 1989e), as evidenced by its comparatively short stature and relatively low number of relatively large heads.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


Randall J. Bayer +
(Greene) R. J. Bayer +
Antennaria pulvinata +
Pulvinate pussytoes +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.W.T. +, Nunavut +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Maine +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
0–3800 m +
Dry to moist open habitats, usually on rock outcrops or barrens +
Flowering summer. +
Antennaria albescens +, Antennaria fusca +, Antennaria gaspensis +, Antennaria howellii subsp. gaspensis +, Antennaria isolepis +, Antennaria maculata +, Antennaria manicouagana +, Antennaria media subsp. fusca +, Antennaria neglecta var. gaspensis +, Antennaria neodioica var. gaspensis +, Antennaria peasei +, Antennaria pulvinata subsp. albescens +, Antennaria sansonii +  and Antennaria straminea +
Antennaria rosea subsp. pulvinata +
Antennaria rosea +
subspecies +