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Plantain-leaved Pussytoes (Woman's Tobacco)
Antennaria plantaginifolia

There are four species of pussytoes in Connecticut; distinguishing them can be difficult. Plantain-leaved pussytoes is the most common species in this area.

• Family: Aster (Asteraceae)
• Habitat: dry woods, pastures
• Height: 3-16 inches
• Flower size: flower heads 1/4 inch across
• Flower color: white to pale pink
• Flowering time: April to June
• Origin: native

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Antennaria plantaginifolia
Antennaria plantaginifolia
Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.
These are the male (staminate) flowers.
Antennaria plantaginifolia
Female (pistillate) flowers.
Antennaria plantaginifolia

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.