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Habit: Perennial herb, often matted; dioecious; staminate plants present or 0. Leaf: alternate, entire, generally +- tomentose. Inflorescence: heads discoid or disciform, 1 or in cyme-like (raceme- or panicle-like) clusters; phyllaries many, graduated in several series, papery or membranous (wider, more conspicuous in staminate heads); receptacle flat to convex or ovoid, epaleate. Staminate Flower: 2--5 mm; corolla white, yellow, or red; pappus bristle tips generally enlarged. Pistillate Flower: 2--10 mm; corolla barely lobed, white, yellow, or red. Fruit: 0.5--3.5 mm, +- elliptic; pappus bristles many, soft, weakly barbed.
Species In Genus: +- 40 species: America, northern Eurasia. Etymology: (Latin: antenna, describing pappus bristles of staminate flowers) Note: Races of some species reproduce by asexual seeds, their populations entirely pistillate pls. KR plants reported from California in FNANM as Antennaria lanata (Hook.) Greene may be an undescribed taxon.
eFlora Treatment Author: Randall J. Bayer
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AntennariaPrevious taxon: Anisocoma acaulis
Next taxon: Antennaria argentea
Citation for this treatment: Randall J. Bayer 2016. Antennaria, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=313, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.