Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Great Indian-plantain - Arnoglossum reniforme   (Hooker) H.E. Robinson
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Author(Hooker) H.E. Robinson
DistributionMountains only, mostly in the northern half of the province.

PA to MN, south to SC, MS, and OK.
AbundanceUncommon to fairly common in the northern half of the Mountains, but mostly rare to locally uncommon in the southern Mountains.
HabitatRich mesophytic hardwood forests, especially in cove forests.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-October.
IdentificationA very robust plant, with the stems growing 6-9 feet tall. The lower and basal leaves are broadly kidney-shaped, upper leaves narrower and smaller; the larger leaves can be as much as 1 foot wide or more. The leaves are green or somewhat glaucescent beneath, not strongly glaucous as in A. atriplicifolia. The inflorescence is broad and branched, with white heads, each with 5 florets. The stem is green and conspicuously grooved lengthwise (vs. glaucous and somewhat round in cross-section in A. atriplicifolia).
Taxonomic CommentsOlder texts treat it as Cacalia muhlenbergii.

Other Common Name(s)None
State RankS3
Global RankG4
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