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Perennials.  Colony-forming from stolons.  Typical height is from 6" to 9".  Tips of stolons tend to be ascending early in season.  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.  Basal leaves have 3 or more prominent veins.  At maturity, basal leaves approach 3.5 cm in width.  Stem leaves are smaller than basal, linear in shape; the uppermost are tipped with a dry, thin, white appendage ("flag").  Lower surfaces of leaves are covered with dense, matted hairs.  Hairs on upper leaf surfaces tend to gradually become thinner 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. parlinii ssp. fallax..

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