Asteraceae
Antennaria howellii

Howell's Pussytoes

Stems erect. Basal leaf rosette. Leaves prostrate, spoon-shaped, on 1/2 in. tapered petioles, with white hairs underneath, green and sparsely hairy above; interspersed with stolons to 8 in. long, with similar but stemless leaves. Inflorescence is a cluster of 5–12 flower heads on hairy stalks. Flowers held in cup of sharply pointed bracts with cobweb-like hairs at base, upper cup light brown to white. Grows in open forests at 4000–7000 ft.

  • Rarity: Uncommon
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--16 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Crater Lake NP, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes