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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Arnoglossum plantagineum Raf.
Groovestem Indian plaintain, Indian plantain, Prairie plantain, Prairie Indian plantain
Synonyms: Cacalia paniculata
USDA Symbol: ARPL4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AL , AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MN , MO , MS , NE , OH , OK , SD , TN , TX , 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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
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
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Record Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: NPC