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Antennaria plantaginifolia

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Common Name:  Pussytoes

Full to part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level; requires lean gritty, rocky soil; moderately acid pH.  6-12 inches height, blooms in spring, white flowers, spreads by rhizomes

Germination Code: C(60), D

Native Region:  Statewide, lightly in West Tennesse

Tiny, evergreen plant with gray green leaves covered with downy hairs. Is allelophatic, producing a growth inhibitor to keep other plants from taking its water. Can form an attractive ground cover but difficult to grow if its requirements are not met.

Pussytoes - Antennaria plantaginifolia 2
Photo Courtesy Prairie Moon Nursery http://www.prairiemoon.com/