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Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (L.) H. Rob.
Pale Indian plaintain
Synonym(s): Cacalia atriplicifolia, Cacalia rotundifolia, Mesadenia atriplicifolia
USDA Symbol: ARAT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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
, WV Native Distribution: NY
s. to GA, LA
& OK Native Habitat:
Dry, open woods; thickets; rocky openings
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
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff