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Mountain Everlasting

Antennaria dioica

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Also in this family:
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Grassland, heathland, moorland, mountains, riversides, rocks, scrub, sea cliffs, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Pink, many petals
 
The flowers appear in a closely compact umbel at the top of the plant. The cottony-looking flowers are white or pale pink. Flowers are 6 to 12mm in diameter.
Fruit:
The fruit is a dull brown, oval achene. Hairs are present at one end of the fruit.
Leaves:
A patch-forming, semi-evergreen perennial plant. The silvery-green leaves are narrowly spoon-shaped, forming a basal rosette. They are appressed close to the stem. The tips of the leaves are pointed. The leaves are downy white beneath. The upper surfaces of the leaves are mid-green, smooth and hairless. The greyish-green stem leaves are arranged spirally going up the stem.
Other Names:
Cat's Ear, Cat's Foot, Catsfoot, Cudweed, Moor Everlasting, Mountain Cat's Foot, Mountain Cudweed, Purple Mountain Cottonweed, Pussytoes, Stoloniferous Pussytoes.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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