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Pale Indian Plantain
Full to part sun, medium to moderately dry moisture level, various soils. 3-7 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers, freely self-seeds under optimum conditions.
Germination Code: C(60); flowers may not appear until second or third year.
Native Region: Statewide except absent in Central Basin and lightly in western Coastal Plain Province
Showy flowers. Stems and lower leaf surfaces covered with a waxy white coating, hence the “pale” part of the common name. Can be an aggressive spreader.