Small-Leaf Pussy Toes
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Small-Leaf Pussy Toes - Antennaria parviflora - Perennial
This creeping ground cover grows from 3-16". In higher elevations, expect it to stay short and compact. The early flowers can be pure white or have a rosy glow. They open to pure white flowers that look like a kitten's toes above wonderful, silver leaves that stay close to the earth.
This plant can grow in dry shade, open meadows and mixed forests - it is highly adaptable and can perform in many micro-climates. It grows all over the western states and is quite drought tolerant. I see it growing in gravelly soil and amongst the rocks. It has a mat like appearance and remains evergreen in winter.
Easy to grow, plant outside in spring or summer, press the seed into the surface of the soil but do not cover.
Picture shows flowers going to seed.