Cacalia plantaginea YES PLEASE !
Hi Geoff ! I am growing my Arnoglossum
atriplicifolia ( that's a long name ! )plants in Sweden in the garden at
my parents' summer house, which is situated between the cities of Karlstad and
Arvika in western Sweden ( about the same latitude as Stockholm ). I would love
to swap seeds with you, as I would very much like to try other Arnoglossum
( Cacalia ) plants as well. I have the Peterson's Field Guides series
Southwestern and Texas Wildflowers, and Cacalia plantaginea ( I wonder if that
is considered Arnoglossum too now- we have to ask Mr. Trager. The leaves look
very decorative. My address is:
Paul M. Olsson
S-602 17 Norrkoping
Please send me your address and I will try and have the seeds
on their way by tomorrow. Take care, and talk to you later. Thanks for all the
info you have been finding for me too. I really appreciate it !
Paul Olson: according to my O E
D , 1961 reprint of 1933 edn, p 951ff, the word was first used botanically
in 1265 a.d., in England, but does not say what herb it applies to
Where are you growing it? We
have here, in Dallas Tx, C. plantaginea (aka. tuberosa). Your C.
atri- is not listed in our Tx reference Correll & Johnston, altho Flora
of the Great Plains says it is growing in this region, but I have not seen
it yet. For me C. tub. needs continually damp soil.
Would you like to swap seeds?
Geoff firstname.lastname@example.org Dallas
Nature Center 7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy DS TX
I am wondering if anybody knows where
the name plantain comes from in Pale Indian Plantain. If
someone knows if it has any culinary or medicinal properties, or if it
was used by Native Americans in any way. I would appreciate all
information. I am growing it in my garden, and I would like to find out
as much as possible about this species. The scientific name is
Arnoglossum atriplicifolia aka Cacalia atriplicifolia.