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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Plantago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Plantago virginica L.
Habit: Annual, biennial; hairs long, fine. Leaf: 2--12 cm, widely oblanceolate to obovate, tapered to petiole, entire to +- toothed. Inflorescence: 1--many, 3--33 cm including peduncle; spike 1--14 cm, in age loose proximally; bract not exserted, +- = calyx, 1.6--2.4 mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic. Flower: unisexual; abaxial sepals 1.5--2.4 mm, obtuse; corolla lobes upcurved in pistillate flowers, spreading in staminate, 2--3 mm, lanceolate, acute; stamens 0 or 4. Seed: 2, 1.5--2 mm, pale brown, with concavity on inner side +- 1/2 thickness of seed. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Sandy or disturbed places, often weedy; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRF (Shasta Co.), GV, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to central and eastern United States. Flowering Time: May Note: Spring ephemeral.
eFlora Treatment Author: Thomas J. Rosatti
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Plantago truncata subsp. firma
Next taxon: Pseudorontium
Citation for this treatment: Thomas J. Rosatti 2016. Plantago virginica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38607, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.