Botanical Name: Antennaria plantaginifolia
Height: about 20 cm
Season of bloom: Early spring.
Growing Conditions: Full sun to light shade. Ordinary lean soil.
Wildlife benefits: Host plant to caterpillars of American Painted Lady butterflies.
From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes
Remarks: The larger of the two common pussytoes in our area. A good evergreen ground cover.
Similar species: Field Pussytoes. Other American Painted Lady hosts: Pearly Everlasting, Sweet Everlasting.
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