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Connecticut Plants
Plantain-leaved Pussytoes (Woman's Tobacco)
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson

There are four species of pussytoes in Connecticut; distinguishing them can be difficult. Plantain-leaved pussytoes is the most common species in this area.

  • Family: aster (Asteraceae)
  • Habitat: dry woods, pastures
  • Height: 3-16 inches
  • Flower size: flower heads 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white to pale pink
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.
Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.

Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants.
These are the male (staminate) flowers.

Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.

Female (pistillate) flowers.

Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richards.