OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago rugelii var. rugelii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago rugelii

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Plantago rugelii var. asperula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-003:
Plantago rugelii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain


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JK Marlow    jkm0307e_36

July    Greenville County    SC

Flowers in a dense spike, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2034

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaves glabrous or essentially so, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2035

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Sepals narrowly elliptic, 2-4× long as wide (vs. P. major ~1.5× long as wide), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210710_2042

July    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Well-developed leaves with 5-7 major veins, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

Gill Newberry    gn08_img_8839

August        

Capsule circumscissile [dehiscing along a transverse circular line like a lid], per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

Gill Newberry    gn08_p_rugelii_flowers

August        

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

Gill Newberry    gn08_plantago_rugelii

August        

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm120825_965

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

Lvs broadly ovate-elliptic, venation parallel, major veins separating at base, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm120825_986

August    Greenville County    SC

Jones Gap State Park

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2458

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Plantago rugelii, American Plantain, Broad-leaved Plantain, Blackseed Plantain, Rugel’s Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm210807_2459

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Petioles usually purple at base, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago rugelii var. rugelii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago rugelii

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Plantago rugelii var. asperula

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-003:
Plantago rugelii   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

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1101

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Roadsides, lawns, 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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