Egg Leaf Indian Plantain
Arnoglossum ovatum, Syn: Cacalia ovata (Walter) H.E. Robinson
Asteraceae (Composite Sunflower) Family
Plant is an upright, smooth perennial. Preferred habitat is prairies, flood plains, rocky woods and fields. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem; consisting of one whole part; 7 to 9 prominent veins that converge toward the tip. Leaf is widest at the middle to egg-shaped and margins are toothed.
Flowers are panicle-like; flat topped; bisexual in nature; symmetrical in form. Disc flowers are white to pale green. There are no ray flowers. Flowering occurs in the spring and extends almost to autumn.
Fruit is a seed which outer layer is fused to it (achene).