Umber Pussytoes

Umber Pussytoes is a small mat-forming perennial that produces wooly white flowers and leafy runners. It has mostly basal leaves that are a silver-green colour.

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Description
Latin Name Antennaria umbrinella
Type Herb
Description Umber Pussytoes is a small mat-forming perennial that produces wooly white flowers and leafy runners. It has mostly basal leaves that are a silver-green colour.
Height and Spread  5 – 20 cm tall. Up to 15 cm spread.
Bloom Colour White
Bloom Months Mid-summer
Foliage Colour Silver-green
Seed Months Late summer
Light and Water Common in open forests and grasslands – enjoys light. Likes dry to moderately dry soil.
Ethnobotany Information Umber Pussytoes do not have extensive ethnobotanical information available. There are some reports of the leaves of various types of pussytoes being added with other herbs to smoke.
Wildlife Uses Umber Pussytoes flowering heads provide soft material that can be used by some small mammals for nesting material.
Garden Uses Umber Pussytoes is a small yet distinct plant. It is best used along rock walls where its low lying mats and small white flowers remain in view.
Facts Umber Pussytoes can be distinguished from other types of pussytoes by looking at the bracts around the flowers. In Umber Pussytoes these are brownish coloured.
Propagation Techniques Umber Pussytoes can be spread by planting the leafy runners or through collecting the fruit from the plant in late summer.