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Florida Indian Plantain
Arnoglossum floridanum

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Arnoglossum (arn-oh-GLOS-sum) (Info)
Species: floridanum (flor-ih-DAY-num) (Info)
Synonym:Mesadenia floridana

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bartow, Florida

Inverness, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 25, 2004, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Florida Indian Plantain is endemic to the sandhills of the central and northern peninsula and the eastern panhandle of the state. The ray florets are missing, but it is quite showy when in seed.