Neha Patil

Antennaria luzuloides

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Genus  Antennaria
Higher classification  Antennaria
Order  Asterales
Tribe  Gnaphalieae
Scientific name  Antennaria luzuloides
Rank  Species
Antennaria luzuloides
Similar  Antennaria, Antennaria racemosa, Antennaria dimorpha, Antennaria anaphaloides, Antennaria corymbosa

Antennaria luzuloides is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common name rush pussytoes. The species is native to western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia) and the western United States (Oregon, Washington, northern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and a few isolated populations in South Dakota).

Antennaria luzuloides is a perennial herb growing greenish white or gray erect stems from a small woody caudex. It reaches a maximum height of about 25 centimeters. There is a basal patch of grayish woolly leaves each a few centimeters long and linear in shape to somewhat spoon-shaped. The inflorescence holds up to 30 rounded flower heads each less than a centimeter wide. The head is lined with narrow, pointed phyllaries. The species is dioecious, with male and female plants producing different flower types. The fruit is an achene up to about 6 millimeters in length including a long, soft pappus.

Subspecies
  • Antennaria luzuloides subsp. luzuloides - most of species range
  • Antennaria luzuloides subsp. aberrans (E.E.Nelson) R.J.Bayer & Stebbins - California, Nevada, Oregon
  • References

    Antennaria luzuloides Wikipedia


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