Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Plantago aristata Michx. image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago aristata Michx.
bracted plantain, buck-horn, large-bracted plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
aristata: bearded, furnished with awns; bristly
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/perennial, 5"-10" tall, thinly hairy forb; taprooted
Flower: cream, 4-parted, tiny, 2-lobed; leaf-like, hairy, long bracts below the flowers, 4 stamens barely protruding; inflorescence a 1"-2 1/3" woolly, cylindrical spike; blooms June-Nov.
Leaf:mostly linear to 7" long, stalks flaring and papery at the sheathing base
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Plantago list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Plantago aristata Michx. var. nuttallii (Rapin) E.Morris
Plantago filiformis Decne.
Plantago frankii Steud.
Plantago nuttallii Rapin
Plantago patagonica Jacq. var. aristata (Michx.) A.Gray
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult. var. aristata (Michx.) M.E.Jones
Plantago squarrosa Nutt.
Plantago squamosa Nutt. ex Decne.

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