Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4093

Forb
Winter annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in SC Coastal Plain & Piedmont, uncommon in NC Pdmt & GA, rare in Mtns

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed corolla
2 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
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 (5/21/15):
Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 172-01-009:
Plantago heterophylla   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Plantago heterophylla

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Plantago hybrida

 

COMMON NAME:
Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain


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image of Plantago heterophylla

Keith Bradley    kab_p_heterophylla_3855

April    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden

Calyx lobes hyaline margined, equal to or slightly shorter than bracts, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Plantago heterophylla

Keith Bradley    kab_p_heterophylla_3862

April    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden