This little-known US native is found from Minnesota south to Florida on the edge of woodlands. The waxy blue-green leaves with attractive chalky white backs, form an attractive basal rosette, topped in late summer with 5' tall flower spikes ending in clusters of small white flowers. Indian plantain is not going to win any flower show ribbons, but it is a very cool and far too often overlooked native plant.
More Information About Arnoglossum
Arnoglossum is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family, commonly known as Indian plantains or American Indian plaintain. This genus includes about 20 species of perennial herbs or subshrubs that are primarily found in North America. The plants typically have large basal leaves and produce clusters of small white or yellow flowers that bloom in the summer. Arnoglossum species are sometimes used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, such as coughs, fevers, and skin irritations.