Syn.: Antennaria aprica Greene, Antennaria aureola Lunell, Antennaria dioica var. parvifolia (Nutt.) Torr. et A. Gray, Antennaria holmii Greene, Antennaria minuscula B. Boivin, Antennaria obtusata Greene, Antennaria pumila Greene, Antennaria recurva Greene, Antennaria rhodantha Suksd.
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Antennaria parvifolia
Distribution: Western part of North America from British Columbia to Ontario and Michigan, southward to southeastern California and western Texas. Reaches northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Nuevo León).
Ecology: Dry, open areas of prairie, overgrazed grasslands, from lowlands to mountains, up to 3000 m asl. Blooms from May to July.
Antennaria parvifolia
Description: Perennial herb, mostly dioecious but gynoecious as well, 10–15 cm tall in flower, woolly-haired, mat-forming rosettes from creeping rhizomes. Basal leaves oblong to lanceolate to spatulate, 8–35 × 2–15 mm, silvery, tomentose, stem leaves alternate, 10 mm long, linear to ellipsoid. Flower heads borne in compact cymes, terminal; phyllaries tipped white, pink, green or brown; male flowers smaller than female; disc florets white, 3.5–8 mm; ray florets absent; anthers yellow; styles reddish to maroon. Fruit is an achene with pappus of capillary bristles.
Antennaria parvifolia
Antennaria parvifoliaAntennaria parvifolia
Antennaria parvifolia
Antennaria parvifolia
These images were taken in Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Confluence Park (May, June and July 2015).