Antennaria parlinii Fernald
Common Name: SMOOTH PUSSYTOES
Coefficient of Conservatism: 2
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

More often than our other species in shaded places, even forests, and rich soil, but usually in dry open sites, including rock outcrops, banks, grassy roadsides and hillsides; savanna of oak, hickory, sassafras, and/or jack pine, especially along borders and in clearings; but sometimes with beech and maple in moister forests.

This is one of our commonest species, as well as the most easily recognized one; subsp. fallax (Greene) Bayer & Stebbins ranges throughout the state and has the basal leaves ± persistently pubescent above, often with bits of cobwebby tomentum adhering into late summer; subsp. parlinii has the basal leaves glabrous or nearly so above even when relatively young and also often has some tiny pink-purple hairs among the tomentum of the upper parts of the stem. Subspecies parlinii occurs only in the southern third of the Lower Peninsula, north to Kent Co. Occasionally (especially on the Keweenaw Peninsula) plants of A. howellii subsp. neodioica are found that approach A. parlinii in a tendency toward 3-nerved basal leaves.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Clinton County
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 18, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=219.