Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Antennaria howellii -- (Howell's pussytoes)

photos by Susan McDougall


Antennaria howellii

There are two subspecies, the photo being of the more common neodioica. It grows along banks and on open slopes in lowland sites.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7088, -121.5971
Date: June 22, 2014
Antennaria howellii

Subspecies neodioica is characterized by long hairs on the upper surface of the leaves although the leaves may become more smooth as they age.

Location: Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Box Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7088, -121.5971
Date: June 22, 2014
Antennaria howellii

The less common of the two subspecies, howellii grows in similar habitats as neodioica. The upper surface of the leaves is green, lacking hairs.

Location: Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.722, -121.5889, 3244
Date: June 22, 2016
Antennaria howellii

The heads of both subspecies are borne in flat-topped clusters. This is subspecies howellii.

Location: Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 22, 2016

Author: Susan McDougall
Cowlitz Divide, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.722, -121.5889, 3244
Date: June 22, 2016

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