Authentic Wisconsin.  Pale Indian Plantain - Arnoglossum atriplicifolium


Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way on July 23 2019.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin (7/23/19).


Pale Indian Plantain - Arnoglossum atriplicifolium

Pale Indian Plantain is a native perennial that grows grows from 3' to 9' tall with smooth stems. Pale Indian Plantain prefers full to partial sun such as prairies and woods. The white/cream flowers bloom in a flat top umbel from July through September.

Pale Indian Plantain around Marion Dunn Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.

Above: Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin (8/21/20)

For more information on the Pale Indian Plantain, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Pale Indian Plantain.

Or, visit The Friends of the Wild Flower Garden website page about Pale Indian Plantain & Great Indian Plantain.


Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on August 23, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on August 23, 2019.
Lower leaves of Pale Indian Plantain by Council Ring Spring in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 26, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 20, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 20, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in the UW-Madison Arborteum in Madison, Wisconsin on August 3, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on July 3, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on July 7, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on bank of retaining pond on corner of Nakoma Road and Manitou Way in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain on banks of Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on August 1, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 24, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 3, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 3, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 6, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 10, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 11, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 13, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 31, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 21, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 20, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 20, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 20, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 19, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 19 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 19 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 14 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain by Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on July 7, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain by Retaining Pond in Madison, Wisconsin on July 6, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 26, 2020.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 6, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 18, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 17, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 4, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 6, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 6, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 7, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 18, 2019.
Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 5, 2019.

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Pale Indian Plantain
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium


Pale Indian Plantain leaves and stalk in Marion Dunn Prarie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 19, 2020.


Above: Bumblebee on Pale Indian Plantain leaves and stalk in Marion Dunn Prarie in Madison, Wisconsin on August 19, 2020.


Pale Indian Plantain leaves and stalk in Marion Dunn Prarie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 26, 2020.

Pale Indian Plantain leaves and stalk in Marion Dunn Prarie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 26, 2020.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain leaves and stalk in Marion Dunn Prarie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 26, 2020.


Pale Indian Plantain on edge of woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 18, 2019.


Above: Indian Plantain on edge of woods in Nakoma Park in Madison, Wisconsin on August 18, 2019.


Indian Plantain in Oak Savanna in Madison, Wisconsin.


Above: Indian Plantain in Oak Savanna by Arboretum parking lot in Madison, Wisconsin.


Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.

Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on July 8, 2019.


Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 5, 2019.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain in Marion Dunn Prairie in Madison, Wisconsin on October 5, 2019.


Pale Indian Plantain specimen collected in Waukesha County on July 10, 1990.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain specimen collected in Waukesha County on July 10, 1990.


Pale Indian Plantain leaf specimen collected in Richland County on September 19, 2015.


Above: Pale Indian Plantain leaf specimen collected in Richland County on September 19, 2015.


1913 Pale Indian Plantain illustration.


Above: 1913 Pale Indian Plantain illustration.


1913 Pale Indian Plantain illustration.


Above: For comparison a 1913 Great Indian Plantain illustration. Note: Great Indian Plantain is not usually found in Dane County and does not have the "fan-shaped" leaves toward the top of the plant.



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