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Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (L.) H.E. Robins.
Pale Indian plaintain
Synonyms: Cacalia atriplicifolia, Mesadenia atriplicifolia
USDA Symbol: ARAT
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The 3-5 ft., erect stem and fan-shaped leaves are smooth and covered with a whitish bloom. Whitish flowers are in flat-topped clusters, supported by stiff bracts.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , VA , WI , WV Native Distribution:
NY to WI, s. to GA, LA & OK Native Habitat:
Dry, open woods; thickets; rocky openings USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Various soils.
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
- Orefield, PA
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff