Photographer: Merel R. Black
Plantago patagonica Jacq.
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
patagonica: of Patagonia
|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|