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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago maritima L.
Habit: Perennial herb, caudex stout, taproot long, thick below; hairs generally 0 except peduncle. Leaf: 3--15 cm, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, gradually tapered to base, entire to sparsely dentate. Inflorescence: few to many, generally 8--30 cm including peduncle; spike 2--10 cm, narrow-cylindric, looser near base; bract not exserted, +- = calyx, widely ovate. Flower: calyx not pressed against inflorescence axis; adaxial sepals each with 0 or 1 narrow keel or wing on midrib; corolla tube hairy, 3 lobes generally spreading, 1 erect, +- 1 mm, lance-ovate. Seed: 2--3, 2 mm.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, wet, saline places; Elevation: < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SnFrB, n ChI; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, northeastern North America. Flowering Time: May--Sep
Synonyms: Plantago maritima var. californica (Fernald) Pilg.; Plantago maritima var. juncoides (Lam.) A. Gray; Plantago maritima var. maritima
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago major
Next taxon: Plantago ovata
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago maritima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38573, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.