prairie indian plantain

Arnoglossum plantagineum (prairie indian plantain), a native perennial, blooms in the height of summer with its white flower head reaching 3 to 6 feet tall.

It is a somewhat rare species, with a “threatened” status in two states and a status of special concern in several others. A. plantagineum prefers full to partial sun and moist soil conditions.

Botanical Name Arnoglossum plantagineum
Common Name prairie indian plantain
Family Asteraceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 3-5ft x 3-6ft (90-150cm x 90-180cm)
Flower Color White
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region
Location in Lurie Garden North Dark Plate