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Arnoglossum diversifolium

Arnoglossum diversifolium (Torr. & A. Gray) H. Rob.

Variableleaf Indian Plantain

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Cacalia diversifolia, Mesadenia diversifolia

USDA Symbol: ARDI9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul



National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACW
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arnoglossum diversifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arnoglossum diversifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arnoglossum diversifolium


Record Modified: 2018-12-11
Research By: CBR

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