Syn.: Gnaphalium dioicum L., Antennaria hyperborea D. Don in Sm., Margaritaria simplex Opiz
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Antennaria dioica

Antennaria dioica

Distribution: Eurasian species – from the British Isles, Spain and Scandinavia through Central Asia to Japan and the Aleutian Islands.
Ecology: It grows on mountain slopes, rocky places and dry pastures, on heaths and wood edges, from lowlands to mountains.
Description: Perennial carpeting herb with an erect stem, 5–30 cm tall. The basal leaves are spathulate and arranged in a rosette, stem leaves are lanceolate to linear. The flowers are in terminal umbels, the female flowers are rose-pink or white, the smaller male flowerheads are white or red. The fruit is an achene.
Threat and protection: The Stoloniferous Pussytoes is an endangered species in Czechia.
Note: Often cultivated, especially as rock garden plant. The flowerheads are used medicinally.
Antennaria dioicaAntennaria dioica
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These images were taken in Czechia, Moravia, Bílé Karpaty, Drahy (May 28, 2005)