• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Wildflowers - Littleleaf Pussytoes

Littleleaf Pussytoes, Pink Pussytoes, Red Pussytoes, Antennaria microphylla, A. rosea
Littleleaf Pussytoes, Pink Pussytoes, Red Pussytoes - Antennaria microphylla, A. rosea
NPS Photo by Jim Pisarowicz

Littleleaf pussytoes can vary in color by elevation. Generally at higher elevations the plant has deeply pink bracts. At lower elevations they are more commonly white.

Did You Know?

fire on the prairie

Fire is an important factor in protecting the prairie. Historically, fires burned across the prairie every 4 to 7 years. Fires burn the small trees that would otherwise march across the prairie and turn the grasslands to forest.