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Antennaria neglecta Greene, Pittonia 3: 173. 1897. An ennaria petaloidea Fernald, Rhodora 1: 73. 1899. A. neglecta simplex Peck, Bull. N. Y. State Mus. 67: Bot. 6: 33. 1903- Stoloniferous, the stolons long and slender, bearing small leaves, except at the ends, where they are normally developed. Basal leaves oblanceolate or cuneate-spatulate, gradually tapering to a sessile base, without a distinct petiole, white-tomentose beneath, glabrate above, 1-nerved; stem-leaves linear; fertile plant nearly 1° high; heads 3"-4" broad, corymbose or sometimes only 1 or 2; bracts brownish, with white tips, lanceolate, acute; sterile plant 4'-8' high, the heads densely clustered, the bracts oblong, obtuse.
In fields and pastures, Maine to New York, Virginia and Wisconsin. April-June.
(II) 7: 405. 1841. A. dimorpha T. & G. Fl. N. A. 2: 431. 1843.
Tufted from a thick woody often branched cau-dex, 1'-1 1/2' high. Leaves all in a basal cluster, spatu-late, white-canescent or tomentose on both sides, obtuse or acutish, 1/2'-1' long, 1"-2" wide, narrowed into short petioles; heads of staminate flowers about 3" broad and high, solitary and sessile among the leaves, or raised on a very short sparingly leafy stem, with obtuse or obtusish brownish involucral bracts, those of pistillate flowers longer, their inner bracts linear-lanceolate, acuminate; pappus of the staminate flowers slender, scarcely thickened, but barbellate at the tips, that of the pistillate flowers of fine and smooth bristles.
Dry soil, Nebraska to Utah and California, north to Montana and British Columbia. April-June.