Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1100

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe /possibly native to northeast US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
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 major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 172-01-002:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Plantain, White Man's Foot


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_plma2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_plma2_004_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_plantago_major_71750

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Everglades National Park

Scape solid, terete, erect. Spike 4-22cm long, dense in flower and fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm060813_314

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lvs glabrous to very pubescent, petioles green (rarely w slight purple tinge), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.