Montana Outdoors

July 1, 2011

Rosy Pussytoes

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:11 pm

Rosy Pussytoes

Rosy Pussytoes ~ Antennaria rosea – Sunflower family

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  1. The detail in your close up photos is mind boggling. You are such a great photographer and I get to learn so many new wildflowers that do not occur in the east! Feel like I’m the student and I have a terrific professor! Thank you.

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    Comment by Wild_Bill — July 2, 2011 @ 5:48 am

    • Thank you Bill! You are too kind! The distribution of plants and the possible reasons for the distribution patterns might make an interesting study, wouldn’t it! According to USDA Plants, this one is found all over Canada, but in the US only in Minnesota and Michigan west of the Dakotas. You would think latitude had something to do with it, but it’s found as far south as Arizona and New Mexico.

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 9:28 am

  2. I am not familiar with that plant at all. It is lovely!

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    Comment by Roberta — July 2, 2011 @ 6:31 am

    • In the US it’s a western plant. If it were about three times larger, I’d bet it would be very popular in flower gardens.

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 9:29 am

  3. This is a new one to me. We have single white pussytoes here, but it isn’t half as pretty as this plant.

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    Comment by sandy — July 2, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    • We have both Pussytoes here. My wife thinks this one looks like a bouquet.

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 9:30 am

  4. Hi Montucky, Wow! How beautiful! Have a tremendously nice day!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 2, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher! I hope you have a great holiday! By the way, you would have enjoyed seeing the two young fawns that I encountered this morning!

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 10:14 am

  5. These are adorable! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Comment by mitambien — July 2, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  6. The only way I can describe this is — CUTE!! I’d love to have these in my yard! 🙂

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    Comment by Barbara — July 2, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    • They are quite small though. I would have thought someone might have worked on the species to make a larger version for home gardens.

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

  7. What beautiful flowers! Almost like a wedding spray. I have seen Rosy Pussytoes before.

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    Comment by Anna — July 2, 2011 @ 11:44 am

  8. What a strange-looking and exotic flower. I’ve never seen one of these before.

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    Comment by knightofswords — July 2, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    • You would have to time your western visits to coincide with their bloom time. They are also very easy to overlook unless you look at them very closely or with magnification.

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 3:10 pm

  9. Cute little flowers! Never would have guessed that they’re in the sunflower family. They look like they would do well when dried.

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    Comment by thedailyclick — July 2, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

  10. How beautiful and what a cute name. I agree, I would never guess they are from the huge sunflower family.

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    Comment by Candace — July 2, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    • I would not have looked in that family for them either. I suppose a botanist would

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      Comment by montucky — July 2, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

  11. gorgeous
    soft
    lovely
    perfection

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    Comment by Tammie — July 3, 2011 @ 12:10 am

  12. Much prettier then the plain white ones I have around here.

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    Comment by bearyweather — July 3, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    • We have the white ones too and I also think the rosy ones are prettier.

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      Comment by montucky — July 3, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

  13. One would never know, looking at your photo, that the individual flowers are less than 1/4 inch across. Lovely. We have them here, too, though almost red, rather than “rosy”.

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    Comment by Kim — July 3, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    • Wouldn’t they be pretty if they were many times larger!

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      Comment by montucky — July 3, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  14. Aww, I love them… and their name! 🙂

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    Comment by kcjewel — July 3, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    • I love them too and look forward to seeing them in bloom. They bloom for quite awhile too!

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      Comment by montucky — July 3, 2011 @ 9:03 pm

  15. what a cute little boquet

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    Comment by silken — July 3, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

  16. Those are beautiful! Love the colors. You should try drying them! Where did you find these?

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    Comment by juls — July 4, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    • These were over on the Little Thompson. I may try drying some, but they are pretty small.

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      Comment by montucky — July 4, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  17. That’s very pretty – at first I thought it was some kind of cactus flower, but Sunflower? Extraordinary!

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    Comment by Val — July 7, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    • I was surprised too to find it in the sunflower family, but then I’m not much of a scientist.

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      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2011 @ 8:42 pm

  18. Cute name for a beautifully photographed flower! Don’t think I’ve ever seen this one myself…

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    Comment by Victoria — July 22, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    • This is one that I look forward to: it’s plentiful here but seems to be a plant os the western states.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 22, 2011 @ 11:29 pm


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