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

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

Wildflowers of the Genus Antennaria

Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha

Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha

Cushion Pussytoes, Low Pussytoes, Low Pussy-toes: Antennaria dimorpha (Synonyms: Antennaria dimorpha var. dimorpha, Antennaria dimorpha var. integra, Antennaria dimorpha var. latisquama, Antennaria dimorpha var. macrocephala, Antennaria dimorpha var. nuttallii, Antennaria latisquama, Antennaria macrocephala, Gnaphalium dimorphum) - A low mat or carpet plant. The flower heads are solitary and fairly broad.

Dwarf Spreading Everlasting, Flagellate Pussytoes, Stoloniferous Everlasting, Whip Pussytoes: Antennaria flagellaris (Synonym: Antennaria dimorpha var. flagellaris) - Currently seen in the Columbia River Gorge at the crest of the Columbia Hills.

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) -

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

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.

Littleleaf Pussytoes, Little-leaf Pussytoes, Rosy Pussytoes, Rosy Pussy-toes, White Pussytoes: Antennaria microphylla (Synonyms: Antennaria bracteosa, Antennaria concinna, Antennaria microphylla var. solstitialis, Antennaria nitida, Antennaria rosea, Antennaria rosea ssp. arida, Antennaria rosea ssp. confinis, Antennaria rosea ssp. pulvinata, Antennaria rosea ssp. rosea, Antennaria rosea var. nitida, Antennaria solstitialis) - 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.

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

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

Brown Everlasting, Brown-bract Pussytoes, Umber Pussytoes: Antennaria umbrinella -

Paul Slichter