Antennaria pulcherrima

(Hooker) Greene

Pittonia 3: 176. 1897.

Common names: Showy or handsome pussytoes antennaire magnifique
Endemic
Basionym: Antennaria carpatica var. pulcherrima Hooker Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 329. 1834
Synonyms: Antennaria pulcherrima var. angustisquama A. E. Porsild Antennaria pulcherrima var. sordida B. Boivin
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 400. Mentioned on page 389, 393, 394, 399.

Dioecious. Plants (8–) 30–65 cm (caudices branching or rhizomes stout). Stolons none. Basal leaves 3–5-nerved, spatulate to oblanceolate or lanceolate, 50–200 × 4–25 mm, tips acute, mucronate, faces gray-pubescent or silvery sericeous. Cauline leaves linear, 8–140 mm, distal flagged or not. Heads 3–30 in corymbiform to paniculiform arrays. Involucres: staminate 5–8 mm; pistillate 7–12 mm. Phyllaries distally black, dark-brown, light-brown, castaneous, or olivaceous. Corollas: staminate 3–5 mm; pistillate 3–6 mm. Cypselae 1–1.5 mm, glabrous; pappi: staminate 4–6 mm; pistillate (5–) 8–10 mm. 2n = 28, 56.

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Ont., Que., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Colo., Idaho, Mont., Utah, Wash., Wyo.

Discussion

Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).

Antennaria pulcherrima is characterized by relatively large basal leaves, rhizomatous growth, and dark-colored phyllaries, each with a relatively large black spot at the base (R. J. Bayer and G. L. Stebbins 1987).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Cauline leaves: distal usually flagged; corollas: staminate 3.5–5 mm; pistillate 4–6 mm; wet sites, willow thickets, subalpine or subarctic, Colorado to Alaska, e to Ontario, w Quebec Antennaria pulcherrima subsp. pulcherrima
1 Cauline leaves: mostly not flagged (sometimes flagged near heads); corollas: staminate 3–4 mm; pistillate 3–4.3 mm; limestone near sea level, w Newfoundland, Anticosti Island Antennaria pulcherrima subsp. eucosma
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more or less tomentose +  and sericeous or glabrescent +
scarious +
mostly ovate +  and lanceovate or linear +
corymbiform +  and paniculiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
Randall J. Bayer +
(Hooker) Greene +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
decurrent +
Antennaria carpatica var. pulcherrima +
compound +  and simple +
spatulate;oblanceolate;spatulate;oblanceolate;linear;lanceolate;elliptic;cuneate +
5-ribbed +, 3-ribbed +  and 2-ribbed +
muriculate +, papillate +  and smooth +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
Showy or handsome pussytoes +  and antennaire magnifique +
pistillate +  and staminate +
red +, yellow +  and white +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
mostly ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
pistillate +  and staminate +
not +  and flagged +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, Ont. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Wyo. +
sericeous +, silvery +  and gray-pubescent +
papillate +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
in corymbiform , paniculiform , racemiform or subcapitate , arrays +  and singly +
indeterminate +
homogamous +  and heterogamous +
each +  and sessile +
pistillate +  and staminate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
campanulate;cylindric +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
cauline +  and basal +
rarely lanceovate +  and lanceolate +
2-carpellate +
pistillate +  and staminate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
persistent +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex or ovoid +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
papillate +
Antennaria pulcherrima var. angustisquama +  and Antennaria pulcherrima var. sordida +
Antennaria pulcherrima +
Antennaria +
species +
mucronate +  and acute +
25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br /> (70 cm700 mm <br />0.7 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +