Pale Indian Plantain in Winter

by Carl Strang

In my review of Mayslake Forest Preserve’s plants in winter I don’t want to neglect the woodland species. Today’s plant is a very tall savanna forb, the pale Indian plantain, which is beautiful in summer and in winter. Here is its appearance when in bloom.

The next photo does not give full justice to its winter elegance.

There is a group of these in the small cluster of trees at the south end of the prairie, close to the roundabout circle of the entrance drive.

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