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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago rhodosperma Decne.
Habit: Annual, biennial; hairs long, fine. Leaf: 5.5--29.5 cm, widely oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, tapered to petiole, generally +- toothed. Inflorescence: 1--many, 3.5--29.5 cm including peduncle; spike 1.5--17 cm, in age loose proximally; bract not exserted, +- <= calyx, 2.5--3.2 mm, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic. Flower: unisexual; abaxial sepals 2.7--3.6 mm, acuminate to mucronate; corolla lobes upcurved in pistillate flowers, spreading in staminate, 2--3 mm, lanceolate, acute; stamens 0 or 4. Seed: 2, 2.5--3 mm, generally red to red-brown, with concavity on inner side < 1/2 thickness of seed. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Rocky, sandy, or disturbed places; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF (Shasta Co.), SCo; Distribution Outside California: south-central and southwestern United States, northeastern Mexico. Flowering Time: May
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago pusilla
Next taxon: Plantago subnuda
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago rhodosperma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38602, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.