|Sweet Indian Plantain|
|False Indian Plantain|
|Sweet-scented Indian Plantain|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
|Plant Height:||7 feet|
|Plant Spread:||2 feet|
Other: Can take on a pale yellow or pinkish hue
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: 60 days
|Posted by Chillybean (Iowa - Zone 5a) on Sep 2, 2015 11:17 AM
This plant is native to many states north-east of the Missouri River, though in some states that range is very limited. It is listed as Endangered in Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and New York; Threatened in Iowa and Tennessee; Historical (presumed extinct) in Rhode Island. In Minnesota, for one example, there are only 15 known occurrences, yet according to their DNR "No conservation efforts have been undertaken specifically on behalf of this species." Threats to this plant are the damming of rivers, draining and filling of wetlands, browsing by deer, invading noxious weeds, and development.
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|Chillybean||On August 31, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
Buds formed... eagerly awaiting their opening.
|Chillybean||On July 2, 2015||Miscellaneous Event
Someone ruthlessly mowed over the patch that contains this plant.
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|Eager Anticipation!! by Chillybean||Sep 4, 2015 11:29 AM||1|