Botanical Name: Antennaria neglecta
Anishanaabe Name: gaagigebag
Height: Very low ground cover, Flower stalks to about 15 cm..
Season of bloom: Early spring.
Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean dry soil. Good in larger rock gardens – too quickly spreading for troughs or alpine gardens.
Wildlife benefits: Host plant for caterpillars of American Painted Lady Butterflies. Yes, the leaves will, some years, look chewed by mid-summer, but they always recover. Enjoy the butterflies.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.
Remarks: The smaller of the two common pussytoes for our area.
Similar species: Plantain-leaved Pussytoes.