Plant ID forum: Help identifying which pussytoes

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 11, 2017 9:42 AM CST
Is it just me or are Antennaria hard to identify? I've narrowed it down to just a few species that are said to grow in my area according to BONAP: http://bonap.net/NAPA/TaxonMap... and I know I have more than one variety growing wild here.

According to BONAP, the most likely is Antennaria parlinii. It also looks a lot like A. neglecta Field Pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

Antennaria plantaginifoli also grows here but it looks different and hasn't started blooming yet.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 11, 2017 8:11 PM CST
For comparison:
Plantain-Leaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
http://uswildflowers.com/detai...
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Name: Kristi
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Mar 11, 2017 9:36 PM CST
Christine, I'm not too far south of you but from here down thru the Big Thicket, the one that grows here is Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax, commonly called Everlasting. Not in bloom as yet but I love these.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 12, 2017 8:24 AM CST
Thank you Lin and Kristi. I've been seeing these plants grow for years and years but cannot seem to positively ID them. I've noticed these few that are starting to bloom now. I need to go do a little more investigating again today when it warms up Hilarious! because there are patches out there where I know the Plantain-leaved species is growing.

Here's some older pictures of random Antennaria plants taken from April 2013 & 14. It might just be that things are growing faster this year due to the warm winter we've had. In looking at the photos, you might see my confusion since there are differences.

April 2013

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I'm pretty sure these were identified as Plantain-leaf, A. plantaginifoli
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April 2014
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 12, 2017 8:32 AM CST
In looking at your links, Lin, it's interesting to notice that the male and female plants look different. At least on the A. plantaginifoli shown on the Wiki sight. Thumbs up


Also want to note that the plant in my first photos branches off. I don't notice the A. plantaginifoli doing that in my other pictures?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 12, 2017 11:12 AM CST
Whichever they are, they sure are pretty and the ones in your first post do appear quite different than the A. plantaginifoli in your last photos.

Photos of A. parlinii subsp. fallax for comparison:
http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/...
http://www.namethatplant.net/p...
http://www.delawarewildflowers...
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