Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Pussytoes, field   ​Antennaria neglecta

​Family: Composite/Aster
Native to Ontario

Blooms: May to July
Habitat: rocky meadows and fields
Height: up to 40 cm.

​Flower cluster: 1.3 cm, composed of several white heads of disc flowers (no ray flowers).  The appearance is similar to a cat's paw - hence the common name. 

Plant spreads by above-ground runners (stolens) to form large colonies.

​Each plant is either male or female, and each sex grows in separate patches.  Female plants can produce seed independently.

Seeds have hairy extensions facilitating dispersal by wind.