Plant Detail

Antennaria dioica

* Common Name:

catsfoot, pussytoes, rose pussytoes, stoloniferous pussytoes

* Genus:

Antennaria

* Species:

dioica

Subspecies:

* Family (scientific):

Asteraceae

* Family (common):

Aster

Synonyms :

* Distribution in Canada:

Yukon
N.W.T.
Nunavut

 

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Habitat

Ecozone(s):

Natural Habitat(s):

Habitat Garden(s):

Rooftop Garden (drought tolerant/shallow rooted)

Erosion Control?

Characteristics
 
Growing Conditions

* Plant Type:

Wildflower

Moisture Requirements: Moist

Light Requirements: Sun, Partial Shade

Soil Requirements:

Temperature Zone:

Evergreen?

No

Average Height:

Tolerances:

Flower Info
 
Fruit/Seed Info

Showy flowers?

Showy fruit/seeds?

Bloom time:

May to Jun

Edible for humans?

Flower Colour(s):

Yellow, White/Cream, Pink

Fruit/Seed Colour(s):

Miscellaneous
 
Uses

Fragrant Flowers?

Urban Oasis, Stewards in the City, and Eco Superior are specific Evergreen programs that some plants are used in.

Fragrant Foliage?

Program & Other Uses:

Medicinal

Fall colours?

Distinctive bark?

Poisonous to humans?

Thorns or prickles?

Attracts wildlife?

Larval host for:

Provincial tree/flower?

Plant Watch species?

Interesting Tidbits
 
References

Because the catsfoot is beautiful, intricate, and slow-growing, it is excellent for growing in a trough for a miniature rock garden or as ground cover. As it grows, it forms a mat of rosettes of narrow leaves while the flowers form on short stems above it.

The PLANTS Database

GRIN Network

Andy's Northern ON Wildflower

Botanica: The Illustrated A-Z of Over 10,000 Garden Plants and How to Cultivate Them
(Several editors, consultants, etc.)
Raincoast Books
1998
ISBN 1-55192-217-7

Practical Guide to Gardening in Canada
Editor-in-Chief: Christopher Brickell; Editor-in-Chief for Canada: Trevor Cole
The Reader's Digest Association (Canada) Ltd.
1993
ISBN 0-88850-206-0

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury
Timber Press Inc.
2004
ISBN 0-88192-640-X



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