Family

Composite.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mostly north.

Time Of Bloom

March-May.

Flower-heads: of tiny tubular flowers clustered closely together in a corymb; sterile and fertile flowers growing on different plants. Leaves: those of the stem, lanceolate; pointed; soft; silky underneath; those of the base, oval; on petioles; nerved. Stem: sometimes approaching one foot high; covered with a soft down. The plant spreads by runners.

In rocky fields and on dry slopes we find this everlasting.

The difference between the staminate and pistillate blossoms, which grow on separate plants and usually near together, is that the staminate ones are more highly coloured and appear somewhat dotted. The pistillate ones are smooth and downy. A. neodioica, smaller cat's-foot, is often found growing side by side with the above species. It is a woolly plant and bears many leaves.