Photos of Antennaria parlinii, Parlin's Pussytoes

Antennaria parlinii, Parlin's Pussytoes has been separated out of the A. plantaginifolia complex, determined to have evolved from hybrids of several species. Note the flat-disked staminate (male) flowers with orange pollen are distinctly different from the more oval flowerheads of the pistilllate (female) flowers. Boiled in milk, this plant was a folk remedy for diarrhea, dysentery. Tea drunk for lung ailments. Leaves poulticed on bruises, sprains, boils, and swellings. One of the multitude of snakebite remedies.

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