OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-002:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

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 (11/30/12):
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago major   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

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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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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

 

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