Plantago heterophylla

Nuttall
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s. 5: 177. 1835.
Common names: Slender plantain
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 287. Mentioned on page 282.

Annuals; roots taproots, slender. Stems 0–10 mm. Leaves 30–80 × 1–4 mm; blade linear, margins lobed, rarely entire, veins conspicuous or not, surfaces hairy, sometimes glabrous. Scapes 5–60 mm, hairy, sometimes glabrous. Spikes greenish or brownish, 50–150 mm, loosely or densely flowered; bracts ovate, 2 mm, length 0.9–1.1 times sepals. Flowers: sepals 2 mm; corolla radially symmetric, lobes spreading, 0.5–1 mm, base obtuse; stamens 2. Seeds 10–25(–30), 0.5–0.8 mm. 2n = 12.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Moist sandy soils.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Distribution

Ala., Ark., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Kans., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., introduced in South America (Argentina).

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Alexey Shipunov +
Nuttall +
Slender plantain +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +  and introduced in South America (Argentina). +
0–200 m. +
Moist sandy soils. +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s. +
Psyllium +
Plantago heterophylla +
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