Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic forests, woodland edges, clearings, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Disc: Whitish/Greenish
Rays: Absent
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark brown/Blackish
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-18-002:
Cacalia atriplicifolia   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Mesadenia atriplicifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Indian Plantain


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_meat_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090412_016

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060521_047

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm100626_096

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm160726_041

July    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0508b_29

August    Transylvania County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_01

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060805_152

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060805_163

August    Haywood County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_326

August    Transylvania County    NC

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_332

August    Transylvania County    NC

Heads 5-flowered. Involucres cylindric, 7-9mm long, 3-5mm broad, bracts 5, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_334

August    Transylvania County    NC

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060813_341

August    Transylvania County    NC

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm060903_001

September    Transylvania County    NC

The stem is glaucous and round, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    s060903_ab

September    Transylvania County    NC

Roadside

Leaves triangular-reniform, white-glaucous beneath, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    s081012_c

October    Pickens County    SC

Clemson Forest

Nutlets ellipsoid, 4-5mm long; pappus 5-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm061105_007b

November    Oconee County    SC

image of Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

JK Marlow    jkm061105_016

November    Oconee County    SC