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Arnoglossum ovatum (Walter) H. Robinson var. ovatum . Broadleaf Indian-plantain. Phen: Late Jul-Oct. Hab: Bottomlands, bay forests, moist or wet forests. Dist: E. GA west to e. LA.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: The division of A. ovatum into two taxa (species or, as done here, varieties) needs additional study.

Synonymy: = Ward (2004c); = Cacalia lanceolata Nutt. var. elliottii (Shinners) Kral & Godfrey – Kral & Godfrey (1958); < Arnoglossum ovatum (Walter) H.Rob. – Fl7, FNA20, GW2, K1, K3, K4, WH3, Anderson (1998), Barkley (1999); > Cacalia maxima (R.M.Harper) Thorne; < Cacalia ovata Walter – SE1, Pippen (1978); > Mesadenia elliottii R.M.Harper – S; > Mesadenia maxima R.M.Harper – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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