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Antennaria neglecta

Native, perennial herb with a leafy base, forming dense mats. It spreads by stolons and is a great ground cover for dry soils in all but full shade. The leaves have an attractive white tinge, making this species an excellent lawn alternative for tough sites. Other landscape considerations are erosion control and tough, dry or somewhat shady sites, such as rock gardens.

USDA symbol: ANNE

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1 foot
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceLow
Stress ToleranceFire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Medium

Bloom MonthsMay to June

Project Planning

Project TypeBoulevard, Erosion Control, Rain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism3
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAitkin, Anoka, Beltrami, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Itasca, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lac qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Mahnomen, Marshall, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Roseau, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Swift, Todd, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands