Small-leaved pussytoes, Nuttall's pussytoes
Mostly in the Four Corners states, the Rocky Mountain states and the northern Great Plains
Roadsides, fields, hillsides, open woodland, from near sea level to 11,000 feet
Spatulate to oblanceolate, with a small point at the apex; up to 1.4 inches long
Like most species in this genus, antennaria parvifolia spreads via stolons, creating low mats of many closely-spaced, reddish-green stems, which can reach a height of 6 inches, though 4 inches is more common. The stems have a light covering of soft, non-glandular hairs. Leaves are also hairy, on both sides, and, for basal leaves, their length is typically more than twice the width. The alternate stem leaves are a little shorter, and linear in shape.
The inflorescence usually contains between two and seven flowerheads, which either have only pistils, or only stamens; the former is more common. Phyllaries are light in shade but variable in color - brown, pink, green, or nearly white. Flowerheads are somewhat larger than those of similar pussytoes species; the involucre is around 0.4 inches long, while the (pistillate) corolla is around 0.3 inches.