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Plantain Pussytoes
Antennaria plantaginifolia

a.k.a. Women's Tobacco

Pussytoes have velvety leaves and white to pale pink flowers that bloom in late spring that can reach up to a foot in height.

USDA symbol: ANPL

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height1 foot
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureDry
Bloom ColorWhite
Plantain Pussytoes (Plantain Pussytoes<div><em class="small">Antennaria plantaginifolia</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceUnknown
Stress ToleranceAcidic Conditions, Drought Tolerant, General Disturbance

Pollinator Value: Very High

Bloom MonthsMarch to June

Project Planning

Project TypeBoulevard, Erosion Control, Rain Garden, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism4
Herbivore SensitivityMedium
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAnoka, Becker, Beltrami, Blue Earth, Cass, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Dakota, Douglas, Fillmore, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Morrison, Mower, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Rice, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Wabasha, Washington, Winona
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