Antennaria parlinii Fernald
Family: Asteraceae
Parlin's pussy-toes, plantain pussy-toes
Antennaria parlinii image
Kyle Steele  
Etymology: Antennaria: from the Latin antenna, because of the resemblance of the male flowers to insect antennae
Plants: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall, woolly forb; fibrous roots with colony-forming stolons
Leaves: alternate, basal leaves usually becoming hairless on the top, often evergreen, 3-5 prominent veins on the bottom, upper leaves smaller
Flowers: head brush-like with numerous, white to pinkish, tubular disk flowers more than 1/8" long, no rays; inflorescence in dense, terminal clusters; blooms April-June
Fruits: seed on dense fluffy pappus
Habitat: dry to moderate moisture; open woods
Conservation Status: Native