Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1102

Forb
Winter annual
Often dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
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 virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 172-01-008:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_plvi_001_lvd

        

image of Plantago virginica

JK Marlow    jkm110416_769

April    Etowah County    AL

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JK Marlow    jkm120407_651

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120407_655

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves hairy and petioles purple at base, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Plantago virginica

JK Marlow    jkm130420_546

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

Upper part of the rachis hidden by flowers or fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Plantago virginica

JK Marlow    jkm140411_813

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_plantago_virginica

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_067

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Plantago virginica

JK Marlow    jkm140521_069

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail