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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago erecta E. Morris
Habit: Annual; hairs scattered, +- silky or long. Leaf: 3--13 cm, thread-like to narrowly oblanceolate, entire or teeth few, small. Inflorescence: 1--many, 3--30 cm including peduncle; spike 0.5--3 cm, head-like to short-cylindric; peduncle not grooved, hairs nearly always ascending, each in diam +- 2 × those on leaves; bract not exserted, generally <= calyx, ovate to round, green midrib generally reaching tip. Flower: abaxial sepals united at base, scarious parts free; corolla lobes spreading or reflexed, 2--2.7 mm, round-ovate, obtuse. Seed: 2, 2--2.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Sandy, clay, or serpentine substrates, grassy slopes, flats, open woodland; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May
Synonyms: Plantago erecta subsp. rigidior Pilg.; Plantago hookeriana Fisch. & C.A. Mey. var. californica (Greene) I. Poe; Plantago bigelovii A. Gray subsp. californica (Greene) Bassett, misappl.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago elongata
Next taxon: Plantago eriopoda
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago erecta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38559, accessed on December 11, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 11, 2016.