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17d. Antennaria howellii Greene subsp. petaloidea (Fernald) R. J. Bayer, Brittonia. 41: 397. 1989.

Petaloid pussytoes, antennaire pétaloïde

Antennaria neodioica Greene var. petaloidea Fernald, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 28: 245. 1898; A. appendiculata Fernald; A. concolor Piper; A. neglecta Greene var. petaloidea (Fernald) Cronquist; A. neglecta var. subcorymbosa Fernald; A. neodioica Greene subsp. petaloidea (Fernald) R. J. Bayer & Stebbins; A. neodioica var. petaloidea Fernald; A. pedicellata Greene; A. petaloidea (Fernald) Fernald; A. petaloidea var. novaboracensis Fernald; A. petaloidea var. scariosa Fernald; A. petaloidea var. subcorymbosa (Fernald) Fernald; A. stenolepis Greene

Plants 8–35 cm. Stolons 4–9 cm (leaves along stolons smaller than in rosettes at ends). Basal leaves 1(–3)-nerved, cuneate-oblanceolate, spatulate, or spatulate-obovate (without distinct petioles), 15–45(–65) × 5–20 mm, tips mucronate, faces abaxially tomentose, adaxially gray-pubescent to floccose-glabrescent. Cauline leaves linear, 10–35 mm, mid and distal flagged. Heads 4–10(–15) in corymbiform arrays. Involucres: staminate (uncommon) 6–6.5 mm; pistillate 7–11 mm. Phyllaries distally white or cream. Corollas: staminate 3–4 mm; pistillate 4–6.5(–8) mm. Cypselae 0.8–1.7 mm, minutely papillate; pappi: staminate 4–4.5 mm; pistillate 5.5–8 mm. 2n = 56, 84 (under A. neodioica).

Flowering mid spring–early summer. Pastures, dry fields, openings in woodlands and forests, and rock barrens; 0–2200 m; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Alta., B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Colo., Conn., Del., Ill., Ind., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.Dak., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.

Subspecies petaloidea is most common in the eastern half of the range of Antennaria howellii and is frequent as far west as British Columbia and Washington. Its primary sexual progenitors include A. plantaginifolia and A. neglecta (R. J. Bayer 1985).


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