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Perennials.  Colony forming from stolons.  Stolons tend to be long, rest flat on the ground, and have leaves that fully mature after flowering.  Typical height is from 6" to 9".  Stems are covered with dense, matted (cobwebby) hairs.

Inflorescences consist of tight clusters of unisexual flower heads on very short peduncles, located at the tops of stems.

Flower heads are discoid, unisexual.  Male and female heads are borne on separate plants (colonies).  Florets are narrowly-tubular, with white corollas.  Ray florets are lacking.  Involucral bracts are tipped with dry, thin, white appendages, and coverd with cobwebby hairs.

Spatula-shaped basal rosette leaves are present throughout the season.  Leaves have a single prominent vein.  At maturity, basal leaves approach 2 cm in width.  Stem leaves are much smaller than basal, linear in shape; the upper stem leaves are tipped with a dry, thin, white appendage ("flag").  Upper and lower surfaces of leaves are covered with dense, matted hairs, though hairs on upper surfaces may thin during the season.

Plants of a wide variety of dry, open or open-wooded sites, including lawns.  Flowers late April to May.  Native.

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Similar species:  other species in the genus Antennaria, particularly A. howellii.

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