Arnoglossum diversifolium

(Torrey & A. Gray) H. Robinson

Phytologia28: 294. 1974

Synonyms: Conophora diversifolia Mesadenia difformis Mesadenia diversifolia Senecio floridanus
Basionyms: Cacalia diversifolia
Found in FNA Volume 20. Treatment on page 624. Mentioned on page 623.
Plants 100–200(–300) cm. Stems proximally ribbed (and purplish), distally angular (and greenish). Basal leaves: (petioles with brownish hairs) blades ovate to cordate-ovate, to 10 cm (bases truncate), margins denticulate. Cauline leaves: proximal petiolate, deltate-hastate, margins dentate (faces glabrous); distal petiolate or sessile, smaller (faces finely puberulent). Involucres (7.5–)9–11 mm. Phyllaries lance-ovate, midvein wings uniform or highest at apices. Corollas white or purplish, 8.5–9.5(–10.5) mm. Cypselae fusiform, 3 mm; pappi (6–)7–8 mm. 2n = 50.

Phenology: Flowering mid May–early Jul (Aug–Sep, peninsular Florida).
Habitat: Wet or mucky soils, along streams, swamps, woodlands
Elevation: 0–100 m


Ala., Fla., Ga.


Of conservation concern.

Arnoglossum diversifolium grows primarily in the Florida panhandle and adjacent Alabama and Georgia, and in Putnam and Levy counties, Florida.



AuthorLoran C. Anderson +
BasionymCacalia diversifolia +
Elevation0–100 m +
HabitatWet or mucky soils, along streams, swamps, woodlands +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering mid May–early Jul (Aug–Sep, peninsular Florida). +
ReferenceNone +
SynonymConophora diversifolia +, Mesadenia difformis +, Mesadenia diversifolia + and Senecio floridanus +
Taxon nameArnoglossum diversifolium +
Taxon parentArnoglossum +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 20 +