Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: average, loam, sand
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green, gray-green
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: clumping, colonizing, medicinal, naturalizing
Pricing & Availability
Arnoglossum atriplicifoliumAlso known as:
pale Indian plantain,
Cacalia atriplicifolia, Cacalia rotundifolia, Mesadenia atriplicifolia
Found naturally in prairies, open woodlands and along stream edges, Arnoglossum atriplicifolium is native to all but the northernmost part of the eastern United States. It bears creamy white flower clusters. The shape of it's large leathery leaves is reminiscent of those of the Sycamore.
In full sun to light shade, this medium height plant will readily colonize in average soil, making it well suited as a point of interest in an otherwise neglected area. It may be cut back to it's basal leaves after blooming to encourage additional flowering. Bloom times are from July through September. Zones 5-8
Clumps may be divided in spring. Flowers may take 2 years or more to appear if plant is propagated from seed.
The Arnoglossum genus includes plants for which the genus name Cacalia has been misapplied. The leaves have been used as a poultice for cuts and bruises.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, WV
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