Umber pussytoes, brown pussytoes
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Basin and the Sierra Nevada, and states to the north
Open pine woodland, sagebrush and meadows in mountainous regions, up to 12,500 feet
Oblanceolate, up to 0.7 inches long (basal and cauline), covered on both sides by silvery-white hairs
Characteristics of antennaria umbrinella include the hairy but non-glandular stems, the yellow to pale brown phyllaries, the silvery grey leaf hairs and the mat-forming habit. This species inhabits mountainous regions of the West and is most widespread in the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains.
Leaves grow mostly at the base, in a rosette, but also at alternate intervals along the short stems. Leaves have a single vein.
The inflorescence is a small cluster, with between three and eight flowerheads. Plants are dioecious, producing either staminate or pistillate florets; the former have relatively blunt, wide phyllaries while the latter have narrower, more pointed phyllaries. Both types of floret range in color from whitish yellow to pale brown. Phyllaries may have pinkish tints.