The genus Antennaria is composed of herbaceous perennials known for their woolly leaves and long-lasting flowers, making them a great choice for both fresh and dried arrangements. Antennaria plants are easy to care for and will add a touch of charm to any outdoor space.
More Information About Antennaria
Antennaria is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family, commonly known as catsfoot, pussytoes, or everlasting. This genus includes around 50 species of herbaceous perennials that are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, particularly North America. The plants typically have hairy, woolly leaves and produce clusters of small, white or pink flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. The flowers are long-lasting and often retain their color and shape even after they have dried, making them popular for use in cut flower arrangements.
The name antennaria refers to the projecting stamens on the male flowers that resemble the antennae of tiny insects.
Some species of antennaria have traditional medicinal uses, such as treating digestive issues and skin conditions. Antennaria plants are valued for their attractive appearance, ease of cultivation, and cultural significance in some indigenous communities.
Antennaria are also host plants for butterfly larvae including several species of Lepidoptera.