Plantain-leaved (Antennaria plantaginifolia) aka Woman's Tobacco
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Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved (Antennaria plantaginifolia) aka Woman's Tobacco
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is a patch of mostly female or pistillate plantain-leaved pussytoes interspersed with a few dandelions.
These wildflowers grow as separately sexed flowers, and as we have seen, they are not always growing together
in the same patch with the opposite sex flowers, which to us seems somewhat odd.
(Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved (Antennaria plantaginifolia) - 03
) This is a small patch
of male or staminate plantain-leaved pussytoes. They grow to heights of from 3 to 16 inches, but they
will usually be smaller where the grass is cut and they are in full sun, though they do also like dry open woods.
(Pussytoes, Plantain-leaved (Antennaria plantaginifolia) - 03a
) This is a
close up of the flowering head of male plantain-leaved pussytoes. Each of the 4 flowering heads that make up this
cluster is only about 1/4 inch in diameter. Each individual flower is less that
1/32 if an inch in diameter. In this photo, we can also see the yellow pollen
grains developing on the tips of the stamens. Pussytoes are members of the aster family.
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