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|
|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)|
|Attracts Wildlife||Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators|
|Additional Information||Native to Chicago Region|
|Location in Lurie Garden||North Dark Plate|