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