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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago patagonica Jacq.
Habit: Annual; drying light green, hairs +- dense. Leaf: 2--10 cm, linear or narrowly oblanceolate, entire. Inflorescence: often many, 2--18 cm including peduncle; spike 1--6 cm, +- cylindric, +- wider at base, +- densely woolly, hairs on peduncle nearly always ascending, each in diam +- 2 × those on leaves; peduncle not grooved; bract exserted (proximal) or not, generally 1--2.5 × calyx, linear, green midrib generally reaching tip. Flower: abaxial sepals united at base, scarious parts free; corolla lobes spreading (or 1 erect), 1.5--2 mm, ovate, +- acute. Seed: 2, +- 3 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=20.
Ecology: Sandy, rocky, or grassy slopes, pinyon/juniper or Joshua-tree woodland, chaparral; Elevation: 500--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnGb, SnBr, PR, D; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, north-central United States, Texas, Mexico; Argentina. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug
Synonyms: Plantago purshii Roem. & Schult.; Plantago purshii var. oblonga (E. Morris) Shinners; Plantago purshii var. picta Pilger
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago ovata var. insularis
Next taxon: Plantago pusilla
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago patagonica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38590, accessed on April 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 29, 2016.