Antennaria flagellaris

(A. Gray) A. Gray

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 212. 1882.

Common names: Whip or stoloniferous pussytoes
Basionym: Antennaria dimorpha var. flagellaris A. Gray in C. Wilkes et al., U.S. Expl. Exped. 17: 366. 1874
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 399. Mentioned on page 389, 393.

Dioecious. Plants 0.5–1.5 cm. Stolons 3–10 cm (leafless except tips, relatively slender). Basal leaves 1-nerved, linear-oblanceolate, 16–18 × 1.5–2 mm, tips acute, faces ± gray-tomentose. Cauline leaves linear or oblanceolate, 7–15 mm, not flagged. Heads borne singly. Involucres: staminate 6–7 mm; pistillate 7–9 mm. Phyllaries (relatively wide) distally brown to blackish or whitish. Corollas: staminate 3–4.5 mm; pistillate 5–7 mm. Cypselae 2–3 mm, papillate; pappi: staminate 3.5–4.5 mm; pistillate 6–8 mm. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering mid–late spring.
Habitat: Seasonally dry basins in foothills of mountains, often associated with sagebrush flats
Elevation: 900–2700 m



B.C., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., S.Dak., Wash., Wyo.


Antennaria flagellaris is among the more distinctive species of Antennaria, with its flagelliform stolons (whiplike with leaves only at the very end) and heads borne singly. It belongs to the Dimorphae group (R. J. Bayer 1990; Bayer et al. 1996).

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Randall J. Bayer +
(A. Gray) A. Gray +
Antennaria dimorpha var. flagellaris +
Whip or stoloniferous pussytoes +
B.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
900–2700 m +
Seasonally dry basins in foothills of mountains, often associated with sagebrush flats +
Flowering mid–late spring. +
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
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Antennaria flagellaris +
Antennaria +
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