Male flowers in above photo
Female flowers close-up
Basal leaf in above photo
Stem leaf in above photo
Inner bracts show white
A tall Antennaria species, not mat-forming, many flower heads in an open corymb, single flower head was measured at 5 mm diameter. Flowers unisexual, male and female flowers growing on separate plants. Basal leaves 3-nerved, lanceolate to elliptical, the blade of the basal leaf highlighted in above photo was measured at 7 cm long and 2 cm wide. Stem leaves linear lanceolate, sessile, stem leaf highlighted in photo above was 5 cm long and 6 mm wide. Plants tomentose.
Very rare, listed as an S2 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.
Habitat is open woods and meadows in the Cypress Hills.
Budd's Flora lists its stems growing to a length of 50 cm, we measured plants to 35 cm tall.
Took the above photos June 18th hillside meadow, Cypress Hills, about 450 km south west of our home in Regina, SK.