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Published In: Pittonia 3(16C): 173–174. 1897. (Pittonia) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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1. Antennaria neglecta Greene (field pussytoes)

A. neglecta var. campestris (Greene) Steyerm.

A. longifolia Greene

Pl. 293 e–h; Map 1132

Stolons frequently relatively long, slender, densely woolly, leafy. Flowering stems (1–)3–20(–34) cm long, densely woolly, sometimes becoming glabrous in patches with age. Basal leaves 1.5–5.0 cm long, 4–15(–18) mm wide, narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly obovate or narrowly spatulate, rounded to broadly and abruptly pointed at the tip, tapered at the base, the upper surface moderately to densely woolly, often becoming glabrous or nearly so with age, the undersurface densely woolly, with 1 main vein, occasionally with an additional faint pair of main veins. Stem leaves 0.8–2.5 cm long, linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, the lowermost often narrowly oblanceolate, mostly sharply pointed at the tip, the median and upper leaves with a short, hairlike extension of the midvein, truncate or slightly tapered at the base, the blade tissue sometimes extending along the stem as 2 narrow wings below the main attachment point, densely woolly on both surfaces. Involucre 5–10 mm long. Corollas 2.5–6.5 mm long. 2n=28. April–June.

Scattered in the Glaciated Plains and Unglaciated Plains Divisions, but mostly absent from the Ozarks and Mississippi Lowlands (northeastern U.S. west to Wyoming and Colorado; Canada). Bottomland and upland prairies, openings of mesic to dry upland forests, and rarely banks of streams; also pastures, lawns, cemeteries, railroads, and roadsides.

Antennaria neglecta is a diploid sexual species that is one of several parental taxa in the A. howellii Greene (A. neodioica Greene) polyploid complex in the northern United States (Bayer, 1985a). Plants often form relatively extensive, dense mats of basal rosettes, which are most easily observed in the spring before grasses and other dense growth obscure the ground from view.



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