Cacalia atriplicifolia L. - Pale Indian Plantain


 

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Cacalia atriplicifolia - (image 1 of 4)

 

Taxonomy

Family: Asteraceae

Habitat

Prairies, open woods. Partly shaded dune slopes.

Associates

 

Distribution

 

MN south to LA, west to FL and north to NY and MA.

Morphology

Perennial herb. Leaves glaucous beneath, coarsely dentate, about as wide as long; lower leaves deltoid-ovate. Flowers perfect, white, rays lacking.

Notes

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.

References

 

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.

 


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