Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Plantago rugelii Decne. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago rugelii Decne.
American plantain, black-seeded plantain, red-stalked plantain, Rugel's plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
rugelii: for Ferdinand Ignatius Xavier Rugel (1806-1879)
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-12" tall forb; fibrous roots
Flower: green to white, 4-parted, 1/16" long; leaf-like, smooth, lance-like to triangular bracts below the flowers; inflorescence a 2"-12", dense, narrow tapering spike less than 1/3" thick; blooms June-Aug.
Leaf:3-veined, widely elliptical to oval, stalk base reddish
Habitat: disturbed sites, lawns

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Plantago rugelii Decne. var. alterniflora Farw.
Plantago rugelii Decne. var. aspera Farw.

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