Antennaria media

Antennaria media

''Antennaria media'' is a North American species of flowering plants in the daisy family known by the common name Rocky Mountain pussytoes. It is native to western Canada and the Western United States from Alaska and Yukon Territory to California to New Mexico. It grows in cold Arctic and alpine regions, either at high latitudes in the Arctic or at high elevations in the mountains .

''Antennaria media'' is a perennial herb forming a matted patch of stolons and woolly basal leaves with inflorescences no more than about 13 centimeters tall. The inflorescences contain several flower heads. The species is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit is an achene up to about 6 millimeters long, most of which is the long, soft pappus.
Alpine Pussytoes  Antennaria media,Geotagged,Summer,United States

Naming

There are several subspecies; one subspecies is diploid and reproduces sexually and the others are polyploid and display apomixis.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderAsterales
FamilyAsteraceae
GenusAntennaria
SpeciesA. media