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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Plantago heterophylla

 

COMMON NAME:
Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain


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image of Plantago heterophylla, Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain

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, Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain

Keith Bradley    kab_p_heterophylla_3862

April    Lexington County    SC

Riverbanks Botanical Garden