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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago major L.
Habit: (Annual) perennial herb, caudex short, roots fibrous; hairs generally 0 except peduncle. Leaf: blade 5--18 cm, widely elliptic to +- cordate, narrowed abruptly to petiole, entire or +- finely dentate. Inflorescence: generally 3--7, 5--60 cm including peduncle; spike generally 3--20 cm, linear-cylindric, in age +- loose; bract not exserted, +- = calyx, ovate. Flower: corolla lobes spreading to reflexed, +- 0.5 mm, lance-ovate. Seed: 5--16, < 1 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=6,12,24.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP (exc SNF, Teh), GB, DMoj (uncommon); Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Sep Note: Highly variable.
Synonyms: Plantago major var. pilgeri Domin; Plantago major var. scopulorum Fries & S.P. Broberg
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago lanceolata
Next taxon: Plantago maritima
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago major, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38570, accessed on October 20, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 20, 2016.