[Members of the Sunflower Family with Button-like Flower Heads in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Pussy-toes Found in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington

Wildflowers of the Genus Antennaria

Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha

Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha

Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha - A low mat or carpet plant. The flower heads are solitary and fairly broad.

Flagellate Pusy-toes: Antennaria flagellaris - Currently seen in the Columbia River Gorge at the crest of the Columbia Hills.

Silvery Brown Everlasting, Woodrush Pussytoes, Woodrush Pussy-toes: Antennaria luzuloides ssp. luzuloides (Synonyms: Antennaria luzuloides var. luzuloides, Antennaria luzuloides var. oblanceolata) - Stem and leaves covered by a thin whitish layer of soft, felt-like hairs. The flower heads are often wider than those of other pussy-toes. The basal leaves are oblanceolate and the stem leaves are linear.

Field Pussytoes: Antennaria howellii ssp. neodioica (Synonyms: Antennaria neglecta var. attenuata, Antennaria neglecta var. neodioica) -

Field Pussytoes, Howell's Pussytoes, Howell's Everlasting: Antennaria howellii ssp. howellii (Synonyms: Antennaria neglecta ssp. howellii, Antennaria neglecta var. howellii, Antennaria neodioica ssp. howellii) -

Hooker's Pussytoes, Raceme Pussytoes, Raceme Pussy-toes, Slender Pussytoes, Slender Everlasting: Antennaria racemosa -

Rosy Pussy-toes : Antennaria rosea (A. microphylla) - Stem and leaves covered by a layer of whitish, soft, felt-like hairs. Tiny pencil eraser-sized flower heads are white with reddish papery bracts surrounding the disk. Plants to two feet tall.

Narrowleaf Pussytoes, Narrow-leaf Pussytoes, Narrowleaved Pussytoes: Antennaria stenophylla (Synonyms: Antennaria alpina var. stenophylla, Antennaria leucophaea) -

Umber Pussytoes: Antennaria umbrinella -

Paul Slichter