Monday, May 7, 2012

Plant of the Week

Tuberous Indian plantain
Cacalia tuberosa Nutt.
scientific name, 2008: Arnoglossum plantagineum Raf.
other common names: Indian plantain, prairie Indian plantain
Cacalia: from an ancient name, the meaning of which was lost
in antiquity
Tuberosa: from Latin, meaning “tuberous,” referring to the thickened roots
Daisy family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition

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