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Antennaria plantaginifolia, plantain-leaved pussytoes
Family Compositae or Asteraceae
growth habit of plantain-leaved pussytoes

Plantain-leaved pussytoes leaves, Noble County, OH, April 2017
Note spatualate basal leaves with 3-5 veins. Backs of leaves are white-wooly. Stem leaves are narrow and small. Grows in dry and barren habitats. This species is easily distinguished from Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes) by the 3-5 veins in the spatulate basal leaves. A. neglecta has only one vein. There are many pussytoes, with disputed species. One similar one, A. solitaria, does have similar basal leaves, but the stem has no small leaves and there is only one flower head per stalk.

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