Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3517

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Plantago psyllium   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago arenaria   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 172-01-011:
Plantago psillium   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Plantago psyllium

 

COMMON NAME:
Sand Plantain, Leafy-stemmed Plantain


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image of Plantago psyllium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_plar6_001_lvd

        

image of Plantago psyllium

Jan Haldeman    jhh_plantago_psyllium_inf

May    Dare County    NC

Densely flowered/fruited spike 0.8-1.8cm long; stamens & stigmas well-exserted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Plantago psyllium

Jan Haldeman    jhh_plantago_psyllium_l

May    Dare County    NC

Plant usually with opposite branches. Leaves opposite cauline, linear, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.