Family: Asteraceae - SUNFLOWER FAMILY, ASTER FAMILY (Compositae)
Genus: Antennaria from Latin 'antenna'
Species: lanata means 'woolly'
aka Woolly Everlasting. Several flower heads form a compact cluster atop stems that reach 4 - 8" (10 - 20 cm) in height. While the heads appear fuzzy, or woolly, it is actually the woolly nature of the lance-shaped leaves that give it its name. The antenna reference is to the tips of the male flowers which resemble insect antennae. While not mat-forming a small colony of pussytoes adds great variety to the meadow grasses. Commonly found in meadows and rocky areas to 7,000' elevation. (ref. Pojar)