Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1099

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
4 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule dehiscing circumscissily

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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 (1968) 172-01-004:
Plantago lanceolata   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
English Plantain, Buckhorn Plantain, Rib-grass


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_plla_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm160331_210

March    Greenville County    SC

Field

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Gill Newberry    gn04_p_lanceolata_inf

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Gill Newberry    gn04_p_lanceolata_plant_c

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JK Marlow    jkm0504n_17

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Perennial with a distinctive rosette of leaves, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

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JK Marlow    jkm120406_614

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    s050421_ef

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves 4-16" long and less than 1/16th as wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    s050421_ef2

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Ribbed veins on lower leaf surface, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_508

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Spike 1-8cm long, densely flowered and fruited, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_57

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Stamens & stigmas well-exserted; stamens mature before the stigmas, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_58

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers have spreading to reflexed lobes & open first at the bottom of spike, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm5711_63

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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Tim Spira    tpsplanceolata

Month Unknown