[Pussytoes: The Genus Antennaria in Mt. Adams Country]

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes

Antennaria media

Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media

Dark involucral bracts of Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the inflorescence of alpine pussytoes as photographed at the Devils Garden on the northeastern side of Mt. Adams.......July 24, 2005. Note the dark blackish-green bracts which are papery and come to a point. See also the similar photo at the bottom of this page.

Stem leaf of Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

The photo above shows a close-up view of a stem leaf of alpine pussytoes as photographed at the Devils Garden on the northeastern side of Mt. Adams.......July 24, 2005. The leaves are lance-shaped or linear and measure about 5-12 mm long. They are densely covered with long, white hairs.

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media) - Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

The photo above left shows a close-up side-view of alpine pussytoes as photographed at the Devils Garden on the northeastern side of Mt. Adams........July 24, 2005 . The plants form runners and are found in mats, often with many sterile, leafy shoots. The photo at right shows alpine pussytoes as seen at the base of the terminal moraine to the Adams Glacier above High Camp at the northern corner of Mt. Adams.......August 12, 2016.

Dark, blackish-green involucral bracts of Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the inflorescence of alpine pussytoes as photographed at the Devils Garden on the northeastern side of Mt. Adams.......July 24, 2005. Again, note the thin, blackish-green bracts which taper to a point.

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media) - Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

Basal leaves of Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media) - Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

The photos above show alpine pussytoes as seen at the toe of the Crescent Glacier along the South Climb Route of Mt. Adams........August 23, 2008.

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

Alpine pussytoes observed in bloom at Horsehoe Meadows, Mt. Adams Wilderness.......July 25, 2019.

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

Dark greenish-black involucral bracts (note the acute tips) of alpine pussytoes as seen at the base of the Mazama Glacier moraine on Mt. Adams.........August 2, 2009.

Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media) - Alpine Pussytoes, Rocky Mountain Pussytoes: Antennaria media (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina, Antennaria alpina var. media)

Alpine pussytoes as seen along the climber's trail above Hellroaring Overlook, Tract D Yakama lands at the southeastern corner of Mount Adams..........August 12, 2013.

Paul Slichter