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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago aristata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-005:
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Plantago aristata

 

COMMON NAME:
Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_plar3_001_lvd

        

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm140411_822

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0405z_15

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

Leaves narrow, dark green, not fleshy, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm120512_711

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm140524_175

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Roxanna Martin    rlm52110_136

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Basal leaves to 8" long are linear or very narrowly elliptic, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52110_139

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Separated from other Plantains by its narrow leaves and long hairy bracts, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52110_141

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_108

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Roxanna Martin    rlm52310_96

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_646

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Spike 1-6" long with stiff bracts protruding from the flower cluster, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_657

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Linear floral bracts to 1" long extend well past the flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_662

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm0506q_12

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Found in disturbed areas, esp dry, barren exposed soil, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm190608_9080

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm210603_1010

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1098

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210605_1101

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210626_1734_copy

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm220607_8417

June    Greenville County    SC

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Roxanna Martin    rlm61811_122

June    Spartanburg County    SC

The small whitish flowers are about 0.15" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Roxanna Martin    rlm61811_129

June    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata, Bracted Plantain, Large-bracted Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain

Roxanna Martin    rlm6411_79

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120727_850

July    Spartanburg County    SC

Fruits are 2-seeded capsules, circumscissile near the middle, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago aristata

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-005:
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Plantago aristata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1098

Forb
Winter annual

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Whitish, translucent
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
4 barely exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule dehiscing circumscissily

 

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