Etymology: Arnoglossum: Greek for arnos, "lamb" and glossum for "tongue"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; angled stems marked by fine, mostly parallel lines
Leaves: oval basal leaves, upper leaves somewhat lobed; parallel-veined, thick and firm, often eaten by insects
Flowers: head white to cream, cylindrical; inflorescence a 6" flat-topped umbel; blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: wet to moderate moisture; meadows, prairies, bogs; in limy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Threatened
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = FAC WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key