Native & Naturalized Plants 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 Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon Common Name: Heartleaf Plantain, King-root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it to be aquatic or semi-aquatic in streambeds with outcrops of slate, 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: (11/30/12) Plantago major   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH 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

 

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon

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, Red-stemmed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia - the original distribution obscure

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: English Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain, Rib-grass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in 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: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp 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: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas

Common in GA-SC Coastal Plain (uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

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

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) 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

 

Look for it on roadsides, in 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: (5/21/15) 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

 

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common in SC Coastal Plain & Piedmont, uncommon in NC Pdmt & GA, rare in Mtns

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sand Plantain, Leafy-stemmed Plantain
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Plantago indica   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Plantago arenaria   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Plantago psillium 172-01-011   FAMILY: Plantaginaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Waif(s)

Non-native: Europe

 


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