Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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  Plantago major L. image
Photographer: Elizabeth Parnis           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Elizabeth Parnis

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago major L.
broad-leaved plantain, common plantain, plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
major: larger, greater (see minor)
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, perennial, 6"-12" tall forb; fibrous roots
Flower: white to green, 4-parted, 1/16" long; leaf-like, smooth, widely oval bracts below the flowers, 4 protruding stamens; inflorescence a 2"-12", dense, narrow, blunt spike less than 1/3" thick; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:3-veined, widely elliptical to oval, stalk base green
Habitat: disturbed areas, lawns
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Plantago list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Synonyms 
Plantago major L. var. scopulorum Fr. & Broberg

         
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