Great Indian Plantain (Arnoglossum reniforme) Asteraceae
A very handsome plant with dark green, thick leaves and tall architectural reddish flowering stems with many small white flowers in flat heads. The foliage and overall structure of Cacalia muhlenbergii are what make this plant unique and garden-worthy. The flowering stems grow 4 to 7 feet tall. Summer blooming. Ideal in open rich woods, good plant for a garden that gets shade in the afternoon. Likes water but not wet soils.
Sow the seeds thinly and cover seeds with moist soil medium. Start with 12 weeks at 32-39F, move to 68F for germination.