Cacalia muehlenbergii
(Great Indian Plantain)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Great Indian Plantain
    Synonyms: Arnoglossum muehlenbergii, Cacalia reniformis, Mesadenia reniformis, Senecio muehlenbergii
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 5 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: June - July
    Status: Native

Cacalia muehlenbergii, or Great Indian Plantain, is native to most of the eastern United States. It grows in moist open woods, as well as woodland edges. It blooms in mid summer, with white to cream colored flowers.

This is a mostly unique species, while its flowers look similar to others, its large habit and leaves set it apart, but Cacalia atriplicifolia is similar, except its steams are smooth and do not have any angles, and its underside leaves are smooth and pale. Additional photos will be posted when available.

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