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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago coronopus L.
Habit: Annual, biennial, taprooted; hairs coarse. Leaf: 4--25 cm, narrowly lanceolate, gradually tapered to base, deeply pinnately lobed; lobes ascending, acute. Inflorescence: generally 1--6, 5--50 cm including peduncle; spike 2--22 cm, narrowly cylindric, nodding, in fruit erect or often wavy; bract exserted, 1--2 × calyx, base round, tip long-acuminate. Flower: adaxial sepals each with 1 wide keel or wing on midrib; corolla tube hairy, 3 lobes generally spreading, 1 generally erect, +- 1 mm, lance-ovate. Seed: generally 3, +- 1 mm.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, salt marshes, weedy trampled places, chaparral, grassy flats; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, n SNF (Amador, Nevada cos.), GV, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, s ChI (Santa Catalina Island); Distribution Outside California: native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago aristata
Next taxon: Plantago elongata
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2017. Plantago coronopus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38556, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.