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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Arnoglossum plantagineum Raf.
Groovestem Indian plaintain, Indian plantain, Prairie plantain, Prairie Indian plantain
Synonym(s): Cacalia paniculata, Cacalia plantaginea, Cacalia pteranthes, Cacalia tuberosa, Mesadenia tuberosa
USDA Symbol: ARPL4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WI Canada: ON Native Distribution:
Prefers rich, moist soil in prairies, fields and open woods. Occurs in southeast and east Texas to central Texas and the Edwards Plateau. Native Habitat:
Wet Meadow, Prairie, Field
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Conditions Comments: While the flowers are insignificant, the foliage is striking, with glossy leaves that occur mostly at the plant base.
BenefitUse Medicinal: Cherokees used as a poultice for cuts, bruises, tumors and infections.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: NPC