OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 9 taxa in the family Plantaginaceae, Plantain family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Heartleaf Plantain, King-root

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago cordata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago cordata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago cordata 172-01-001   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Aquatic or semi-aquatic in streambeds with outcrops of slate, limestone, or calcareous clay, and aquatic in tidal estuaries

Very scattered and rare in every state in which it occurs, except MO

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Plantain, White-man's-foot

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago major   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Plantago major   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago major 172-01-002   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains)

Non-native: Europe /possibly native to northeast US

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago rugelii   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Plantago rugelii var. rugelii   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago rugelii 172-01-003   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain, Rib-grass, Narrowleaf Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago lanceolata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago lanceolata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago lanceolata 172-01-004   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Non-native: Europe

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago aristata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago aristata   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago aristata 172-01-005   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy and other barren soils, disturbed areas, especially dry, barren, exposed soil, such as clay soils denuded by bulldozing

Common

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wright's Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago hookeriana var. nuda 172-01-006   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy, rocky, or gravelly prairies and open woodlands; eastwards in on roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain (uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC) (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC0

Native: Southwest US & Mexico apparently, but the original distribution somewhat obscure

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain, Hoary Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago virginica   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago virginica   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago virginica 172-01-008   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Saline marshes, thin soils over rock, roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain, Slender Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago heterophylla 172-01-009   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain & SC Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Plantain, Leafy-stemmed Plantain, Psyllium, Flaxseed Plantain

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Plantago indica   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

(?) PLANTS National Database: Plantago arenaria   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago psillium 172-01-011   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas; introduced from Eurasia

Waif(s)

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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