Rosy Pussytoes

Rosy Pussytoes (Antennaria microphylla (rosea)) is a perennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It is a mat forming, low growing plant with grey whoolly leaves and flowers high on a stem about 15cm (6 inches). The flowers are pink and white, in clusters that look like kitten toes that bloom in June/July. It likes full sun to part-sun, and well-draining soil that can be dry to moist. They grow in low to subalpine areas in open forests and meadows. It is a host plant for the American Lady Butterfly larvae and is liked by pollinators.

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