Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common

Look for it in cove forests, other mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...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 reniforme   FAMILY Asteraceae__

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arnoglossum reniforme   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-18-003:
Cacalia muhlenbergii   FAMILY Asteraceae__

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Arnoglossum muehlenbergii

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Great Indian Plantain


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image of Arnoglossum reniforme

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mere5_001_lvd

        

image of Arnoglossum reniforme

JK Marlow    jkm120330_290

March    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Green grooved [ribbed] stems (vs. C. atriplicifolia's glaucous round stems), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Arnoglossum reniforme

JK Marlow    jkm120330_299

March    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaves palmately veined, reniform, shallowly lobed, dentate, petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arnoglossum reniforme

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_27

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

The very large, reniform leaves are conspicuous in rich cove forests, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Arnoglossum reniforme

JK Marlow    jkm0507o_34

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Heads 5-flowered. Involucres cylindric, 7-10mm long, 3-4mm broad, bracts 5, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Arnoglossum reniforme

JK Marlow    jkm090707_087

July    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Leaves green beneath [vs. glaucous in A. atriplicifolium], per Weakley's Flora.