Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 424431
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. A. Baker
Year Collected: 1873
Locality: Kiska Island, Alaska, United States, North America
- Holotype: Greene, E. L. 1898. Pittonia. 3: 276.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Antennaria dioica
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Antennaria dioica
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: N3 - Vulnerable
Antennaria dioica (Mountain Everlasting, Catsfoot, Cudweed or Stoloniferous Pussytoes) is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is found in cool temperate regions of Europe and Asia, and also in North America in Alaska only.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 10–20 cm tall, with a rosette of basal spoon-shaped leaves 4 cm long, and 1 cm broad at their broadest near the apex; and smaller leaves arranged spirally up the flowering stems. The flowers are produced in capitulae (flowerheads) 6–12 mm diameter with pale pink ray florets and darker pink disc florets.
It is dioecious, but can also reproduce without fertilisation. It is found in groups which can be all-female colonies, all-male colonies, and also mixed colonies. The male plants have whiter flowerheads than female plants.
- Flora Europaea: Antennaria dioica distribution in Europe
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Antennaria dioica
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Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Note from Rob Lipkin (AKHP): widespread eurasian taxon (94-03-24).
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