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Small Leaf Pussytoes

Scientific name

Antennaria parvifolia


Small Leaf Pussytoes is a low, perennial, ground cover or wildflower species that typically grows about 5 cm tall. This plant may also be known by the common name Nuttall's Pussytoes. The leaves are narrow, alternately arranged, mostly basal, gray, and hairy. The flowers are creamy white coloured, tubular, appear on erect stems with 2-6 heads, and bloom between May and June.

Planting conditions

Small Leaf Pussytoes grows best in moist to dry conditions with full or partial sun exposure. It prefers loam or clay soil type with a neutral pH level. It is tolerant of drought, dry soils, slopes, and human activity. This wildflower may be naturally found in prairies, dry meadows, open forests, rocky slopes, and along roadsides.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
    • Partial sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Clay
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Wildflower
  • Eco Zone:
    • 3a
    • 3b
    • 4a
    • 4b
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 5 cm
  • Spread:
    • 50 cm