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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image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

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

        

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm110416_769

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm120407_651

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

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, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

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, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm140411_813

April    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

Keith Bradley    kab_p_virginica_0382

April    Richland County    SC

Riverwalk Park

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_plantago_virginica

April        

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm140521_067

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Plantago virginica, Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm140521_069

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail