Stoloniferous Pussytoes

Antennaria flagellaris

Status

Endangered

Description

Stoloniferous Pussytoes are a small perennial plant that gets its name from its horizontal stems. These stems are up to 10 cm long, while the few central flowering stems are up to 3.5 cm tall. Its narrow leaves are 1 to 3 cm long and are covered with hairs. Flowers are grouped in heads at the tops of the stems and
produce dry fruits that are 2 to 3 mm long.

Habitat

Stoloniferous Pussytoes most often grow in the Princeton area on eroded, unstable slopes that face south. These soils are saturated by groundwater in winter and dry up in summer. Not far from these sites, the vegetation is characterized by shrub-steppe dominated by big sagebrush with scattered Ponderosa Pines and Douglas-fir.

Threats

Limited opportunities for colonization and expansion
ATV use
Invasive plants
Intensive livestock grazing

You Can Help!

Learn more about this plant and its biology
Avoid disturbing the plant and its surrounding environment
Control and/or remove invasive plants and reduce soil disturbance to prevent invasive plants from establishing
Reduce livestock grazing

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