Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Parlin's Pussytoes - Antennaria parlinii   Fernald
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DistributionMostly Piedmont and upper Coastal Plain; scattered in the Mountains and the reminder of the Coastal Plain; apparently absent from the Sandhills region proper, as well as in the far eastern counties.

N.S. to southern Ont. and SD, south to GA and TX.
AbundanceApparently fairly common to frequent in most of the Piedmont; uncommon or infrequent in the rest of the state, but very rare to absent in the extreme northeastern counties and likely also the Sandhills.
HabitatDry pine-hardwoods, openings, fields, and roadsides.
See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-May.
IdentificationBoth subspecies of A. parlinii have 3-5 prominent nerves on basal leaves, contra Howell's Pussytoes (A. howellii). From Plantain-leaf Pussytoes (A. plantaginifolia), Parlin's differs in its taller female florets and floral bracts (involucres), and taller male florets -- see Weakley (2018) for details. In addition, Plantain-leaf Pussytoes is densely hairy on the upper surfaces of leaves (vs. glabrous or hairy only when young in Parlin's Pussytoes).
Taxonomic CommentsSome authors lump ssp. fallax as var. ambigens within A. plantaginifolia. Some authors lump ssp. parlinii as var. arnoglossa within A. plantaginifolia.

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