Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Plantago patagonica Jacq. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

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Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago patagonica Jacq.
woolly plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
patagonica: of Patagonia
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 5"-10" tall forb very woolly all over; taprooted
Flower: white to green, 4-parted, tiny; leaf-like, hairy, short bracts below the flowers; inflorescence a 2" woolly, cylindrical spike; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:mostly linear, stalks flaring and papery at the sheathing base
Habitat: dry; prairies, roadsides; in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Plantago list Google- Images or Text
Plantago gnaphalioides Nutt.
Plantago oblonga E.Morris
Plantago patagonica Jacq. var. breviscapa (Shinners) Shinners
Plantago patagonica Jacq. var. gnaphalioides (Nutt.) A.Gray
Plantago patagonica Jacq. var. oblonga (E.Morris) Shinners
Plantago patagonica Jacq. var. spinulosa (Decne.) A.Gray
Plantago picta E.Morris
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult.
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult. var. breviscapa Shinners
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult. var. oblonga (E.Morris) Shinners
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult. var. picta (E.Morris) Pilg.
Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult. var. spinulosa (Decne.) Shinners
Plantago spinulosa Decne.
Plantago wyomingensis Gand.

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