Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1880

Forb
Perennial
Dioecious (species apomictic, populations consisting of pistillate plants only)

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Common

Look for it in shale bluffs and barrens, dry woodlands and rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Disc: White/ Purplish
Rays: Absent
Unisexual
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brown
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (10/20/20):
Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica   FAMILY Asteraceae__

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular flora of Illinois (Mohlenbrock, 2014)
Antennaria howellii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Antennaria neglecta var. neodioica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Antennaria neglecta var. attenuata

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Antennaria neodioica var. attenuata

INCLUDING Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Antennaria neodioica var. neodioica

 

COMMON NAME:
Pussytoes


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image of Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica, Pussytoes

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_anne80_001_lvd

        

image of Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica, Pussytoes

JK Marlow    jkm150424_670

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Heads 4-8(-13) in corymbiform arrays, per Flora of North America.

image of Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica, Pussytoes

JK Marlow    jkm150424_671

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Middle and upper cauline leaves blunt or with subulate-aristate tips, per A synopsis with keys for the genus Antennaria of North America (Bayer & Stebbins, 1993).

image of Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica, Pussytoes

JK Marlow    jkm150424_671b

April    Blount County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Basal leaves prominently 1-nerved, spatulate, with a distinct petiole, per Weakley's Flora (2012).