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Ovateleaf indian plantain
Arnoglossum ovatum
Asteraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts and occasionally by native plant nurseries.
Description:
Small herb.
Dimensions:
Basal rosette 3-6 inches in height; to 3 feet when in flower. About as broad as tall except when in flower.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties. Perhaps never present or extirpated in Broward County.
Habitats:
Wet pinelands, marshes and seepage slopes.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained to moderately well-drained sandy soils, without humusy top layer.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Moderate; generally requires moist soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
White.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous achene.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley