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

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


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Plantago major

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-002:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Plantain, White-man's-foot


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image of Plantago major, Common Plantain, White-man's-foot

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

        

image of Plantago major, Common Plantain, White-man's-foot

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.

image of Plantago major, Common Plantain, White-man's-foot

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.

 

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

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Plantago major

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-002:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

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1100

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe /possibly native to northeast US

Uncommon (rare in GA Mountains)

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule dehiscing circumscissily

 

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