Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1098

Forb
Winter annual

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, esp dry, barren, exposed soil, such as clay soils denuded by bulldozing, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule dehiscing circumscissily

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

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 (1968) 172-01-005:
Plantago aristata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

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


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image of Plantago aristata

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

        

image of Plantago aristata

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

JK Marlow    jkm120512_711

May    Greenville County    SC

image of Plantago aristata

JK Marlow    jkm140524_175

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52110_136

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Plantago aristata

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.

image of Plantago aristata

Roxanna Martin    rlm52110_141

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata

Roxanna Martin    rlm52111_108

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata

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.

image of Plantago aristata

Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_662

May    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago aristata

JK Marlow    jkm0506q_12

June    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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

image of Plantago aristata

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

Roxanna Martin    rlm61811_129

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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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.