Adenimesa atriplicifolia Nieuwl.
Cacalia atriplicifolia L.
Cacalia gigantea Nees
Cacalia paniculata Raf.
Cacalia rotundifolia (Raf.) House
Cacalia similis (Small) J.Buchholz & E.J.Palmer
Conophora atriplicifolia (L.) Nieuwl.
Conophora similis (Small) Nieuwl.
Mesadenia atriplicifolia (L.) Raf.
Mesadenia pulverulenta Raf.
Mesadenia rotundifolia Raf.
Mesadenia similis Small
Senecio atriplicifolius (L.) Hook.
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium is a herbaceous, perennial plant producing a cluster of basal leaves and one or more flowering stems that are unbranched below the flower panicle. The plant grows 100 - 300cm tall when flowering, spreading quickly by means of a rhizomatous rootstock[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
Eastern N. America - Minnesota to New York, south to Oklahoma and Floridaa
Dry open woods, thickets and openings[
]. Edges of woods, pastures, roadsides; at elevations from 10 - 600 metres[
Prefers a moist peaty or leafy lime-free soil in shade or semi-shade[
Plants tend to be somewhat invasive, they are best suited to naturalizing in the wild or woodland garden[
Young leaves - cooked[
]. Used as a potherb[
]. The powdered leaves are used as a seasoning[
The leaves have been used as a poultice for cuts, bruises and cancers, and also to draw out blood or poisonous materials[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. Surface sow or only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade until they are large enough to plant out.
Division in spring.