Antennaria umbrinella (Brown-Bracted Everlasting) - photos and description

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella
Basal leaf in above photo

Antennaria umbrinella
Stem leaf in above photo

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella

Antennaria umbrinella

General: Mat-forming species with basal leaves in rosettes. Colonies consist of many basal rosettes with few flowering stems.

Flowers: A flower heads involucre measured at 4-5 mm high, bracts dark brown. Male and female flowers on separate plants.

Leaves: Basal leaves white tomentose both sides, spatulate, basal leaf measured at 1 cm long by 4 mm wide. Stem leaves alternate, lanceolate, stem leaf highlighted in photograph above was 1 cm long by 3 mm wide. We observed 9 - 12 stem leaves.

Height: Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 6 cm, measured plants to 12 cm tall.

Habitat: Gravelly slopes in the Cypress Hills.

Abundance: This plant is rare, ranked as an S2S3 by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre.

Origin: Native.

How to identify this species of Antennaria: This species can be identified by its dark brown bracts and an involucre 4-5 mm high.

When and where photographed:Photos were taken June 4th mixed woods in the Cypress Hills, about 400 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.