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Prairies, open woods. Partly shaded dune slopes.
MN south to LA, west to FL and north to NY and MA.
Perennial herb. Leaves glaucous beneath, coarsely dentate, about as wide as long; lower leaves deltoid-ovate. Flowers perfect, white, rays lacking.
Flowers June to October
Wetland Indicator: Upland
Of the four species in this genus that occur in the Chicago region, this one is the most common. Some authors call this plant Arnoglossum atriplicifolium (L.) H. Rob.
Gleason, Henry A. and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
© Michael Hough 2009