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 virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-008:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Plantain, Southern Plantain, Paleseed Plantain, Hoary Plantain


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

        

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JK Marlow    jkm110416_769

April    Etowah County    AL

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JK Marlow    jkm120407_655

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm130420_546

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140411_813

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm200425_4320

April    Greenville County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

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

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JK Marlow    jkm210413_9542

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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

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JK Marlow    jkm210413_9543

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_p_virginica_0382

April    Richland County    SC

Riverwalk Park

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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

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JK Marlow    jkm140521_069

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm210516_0496

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-008:
Plantago virginica   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1102

Forb
Winter annual
Often dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Saline marshes, thin soils over rock, roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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

 

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