Antennaria neglecta

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Dry, open woods, rocky soil
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 4-12″
Flower Round cluster 1″ wide of 3-10 fuzzy white flowers atop a single fuzzy stem.
Leaf Leaves are single-veined, spoon-shaped basal leaves, 1-2″ long covered with white hairs giving them a fuzzy appearance. Leaves on the stem are very small and often go unnoticed.
Notes The fuzzy flower heads resemble a cat’s paw which is where the common name comes from. This is an allelopathic plant giving off chemicals that “poison” the soil for other plants, reducing competition for moisture and sunlight.