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Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Cacalia atriplicifolia
Phonetic Spelling
arn-oh-GLOS-sum at-ry-pliss-ih-FOH-lee-um
Description

Pale Indian Plantain has striking foliage. It is best for natural areas.

Habitat: Mesic forests, woodland edges, clearings, prairies, meadows

Site:  Woods, pastures

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#NC native#food source summer#food source nectar#food source pollen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Arnoglossum
    Species:
    atriplicifolium
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from June to November.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Flat-top cluster of small flower heads, each containing five or more white to yellowish green flowers; five lobes; stiff, slender. Blooms from June to October.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    White
    Leaf Feel:
    Waxy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Undersides of leaves and stems have a waxy, white coating; leaves are irregular, fan-shaped; coarsely lobed or toothed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Songbirds