Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Singlehead Pussytoes - Antennaria solitaria   Rydberg
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AuthorRydberg
DistributionMountains and Piedmont, scattered on the Coastal Plain; absent from the Sandhills proper and seemingly also along the immediate coast.

PA to IN, south to GA and LA.
AbundanceInfrequent to locally fairly common, but noticeably less numerous than A. parlinii and A. plantaginifolia in most of the state. Though it is not really common anywhere, the fact that specimens have been collected from over half of the state's 100 counties suggests a State Rank of S5 instead of the NCNHP's S4.
HabitatDry to mesic forests and woodlands, on streambanks, often in shade.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting March-May.
IdentificationThe species is told from our other pussytoes by the solitary flowering head atop the flowering stalk (vs. 2 or more in all other Antennaria species). The basal leaves have 3-5 veins.
Taxonomic CommentsNone

Other Common Name(s)Solitary Pussytoes
State RankS4 [S5]
Global RankG5
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