Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Plantago lanceolata L. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Robert Bierman

Janice Stiefel
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago lanceolata L.
English plantain, narrow-leaved plantain, plantain, ribgrass
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
lanceolata: lance-shaped
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/biennial/perennial, 1 1/2'- 2' tall forb; fibrous roots
Flower: white, 4-parted, 1/8" long; inflorescence a 1"-3", very dense, oval to cylindrical, 1/3" thick spike; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:usually pointing upward, 4"-16" long, narrowly elliptical with a pointed tip, and 3 to several parallel veins
Habitat: disturbed sites, lawns

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All Plantago list Google- Images or Text
Plantago altissima auct. non L.
Plantago lanceolata L. var. angustifolia Poir.
Plantago lanceolata L. var. sphaerostachya Mert. & W.D.J.Koch

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