Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Plantago virginica L. image
Photographer: Dan Tenaglia           

from USDA Plants Website
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago virginica L.
dwarf plantain, pale-seed plantain, Virginia plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
virginica: of Virginia
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Status: Introduced - adventive
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-12" tall, weedy, hairy, taprooted forb
Flower: green to white, 4-parted, 1/16" long; leaf-like, hairy, short bracts below the flowers; inflorescence a 1"-3" conical spike; blooms May-June
Leaf:widely elliptical to oval with a wide, rounded tip, 3 parallel veins, becoming erect after blooming
Habitat: dry; in sandy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
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Plantago accendens Raf.
Plantago caroliniana Walter
Plantago connivens Moench
Plantago ludoviciana Raf.
Plantago missouriensis Steud.
Plantago purpurascens Nutt. ex Rapin
Plantago virginica L. var. viridescens Fernald

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