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Read more about Heartleaf Plantain at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Heartleaf Plantain, King-root
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Glabrous leaves with ovate blades to 30x20cm, on ascending petioles, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
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Leaf venation pinnate, some major veins departing midvein well above leaf base, per Weakley's Flora.
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Characteristically, P. cordata is a very robust plant, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
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Spikes on scapes from plant base, the inflorescences often 1 meter in height, per Weakley's Flora (2012).