Field Pussytoes

Field Pussytoes

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.

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