Photographer: Dan Tenaglia
Plantago virginica L.
dwarf plantain, pale-seed plantain, Virginia plantain
Plantago: from Latin planta meaning "foot print"
virginica: of Virginia
|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|