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Antennaria friesiana
Scientific classification
  • Antennaria alpina var. friesiana Trautv.
  • Antennaria angustifolia Ekman 1927 not Rydb. 1899
  • Antennaria ekmaniana A.E.Porsild
  • Antennaria alaskana Malte, syn of subsp. alaskana
  • Antennaria beringensis (V.V.Petrovsky) Barkalov, syn of subsp. beringensis
  • Antennaria neoalaskana A.E.Porsild, syn of subsp. neoalaskana

Antennaria friesiana (Fries' pussytoes) is an Arctic species of plants in the sunflower family. It is the northern reaches of Asia and North America (Russia, Alaska, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador, and Greenland). Many of the populations lack male (staminate) flowers and reproduce asexually.


Classification of this and related species is still a subject of discussion, but The Plant List maintained by Kew Botanic Gardens in London recognizes four subspecies:

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