Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pale Indian Plantain

Cacalia atripicifolia ( Pale Indian Plantain )
A perennial, reaching up to 6.5 x 4 feet, that is native to open woodlands in eastern North America ( from central Nebraska to central Wisconsin to central Michigan to southwest New York State to New Jersey; south to central Oklahoma to central ALabama to central Georgia & South Carolina ).
The thick, toothed, heart-shaped leaves are up to 12 inches across. The leaves are borne on sturdy red stems.
The white flowers are borne on showy, umbels during mid to late summer.
Hardy zones 4 to 8 in full sun to partial shade on just about any neutral to acidic, well drained soil.

* USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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