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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago wrightiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-006:
Plantago hookeriana var. nuda   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wright's Plantain


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image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_921

May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

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May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_928

May    Calhoun County    SC

Leaves of this & P. aristata are linear, those of P. virginica oblanceolate, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_930

May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_931

May    Calhoun County    SC

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_931b

May    Calhoun County    SC

Bracts 0.5-1x long as calyx [vs. longer bracts of P. aristata 8-30mm long], per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Plantago wrightiana, Wright's Plantain

JK Marlow    jkm170520_934

May    Calhoun County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago wrightiana   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Plantago wrightiana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 172-01-006:
Plantago hookeriana var. nuda   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4065

Forb
Winter annual

Native: Southwest US & Mexico apparently, but original distribution ~ obscure

Habitat: Sandy, rocky, or gravelly prairies and open woodlands; eastwards in on roadsides, lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Whitish, translucent
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule dehiscing circumscissily

 

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