|Photo 1. General image of Antennaria neglecta
Antennaria neglecta, commonly known as field pussytoes, is a provincially blue listed flowering plant in BC. Federally it is not listed. It is part of the daisy family. It is a dicot with a perennial lifecycle.
Antennaria neglecta is a flowering plant that is 5-15 cm tall. The leaf shape is linear (long and very narrow like a blade of grass), lanceolate (long, wider in the middle, shaped like a lance tip) or oblanceolate (much longer than wide and with the widest portion near the tip, reversed lanceolate). Their surface is hairy. Leaves are arranged rosette. Leaves are 12-40 mm long and 6-12 mm wide. The stems form is erect. The stem is red in colour and has a hairy surface. white or brown pedals or sepals. Flowers are 4-6.5 mm long. Fruit are white in colour and approximately 6-8 mm long It has a hairy root structure.
It can be found from 0 m to 2000 m in elevation. It can be found in British Columbia, Canada. Antennaria neglecta is found in the alpine-tundra, boreal-white-and-black-spruce, sub-boreal-pine-spruce, sub-boreal-spruce, mountain-hemlock, engelmann-spruce-subalpine-fir, montane-spruce, bunchgrass, ponderosa-pine, interior-douglas-fir, interior-cedar-hemlock or coastal-western-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone(s).