Cacalia plantaginea (Raf.) Shinners

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Cacalia plantaginea (Raf.) Shinners

  • Description

    Species Description - Stout, glabrous perennial 6–18 dm from a short, tuberous-thickened base and fleshy-fibrous roots; stem striate-angled; lvs thick and firm, entire or nearly so, with several prominent longitudinal nerves converging toward the summit; basal and lowermost cauline lvs conspicuously long-petioled, the blade 6–20 × 2–10 cm, commonly elliptic and tapering to the base, or deltoid-ovate and subtruncate in robust specimens; cauline lvs few, conspicuously reduced upwards, becoming sessile or subsessile; otherwise as in no. 2 [Cacalia muehlenbergii (Sch. Bip.) Fernald]; 2n=54. Wet prairies and marshy or boggy places; O. and s. Ont. to Minn. and e. S.D., s. to Ala. and Tex. June–Aug. (C. tuberosa; Mesadenia t.)

  • Common Names

    tuberous Indian-plantain