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Plantago elongata ssp. elongata

Plantago elongata Pursh ssp. elongata

Longleaf Plantain, Prairie Plantain, Slender Plantain

Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Pyxis
Size Notes: Flower spikes up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Individual flowers are often inconspicuous.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK
Native Habitat: Mostly moist soils, saline or alkaline, beaches and vernal pools.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Plantago elongata ssp. elongata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Plantago elongata ssp. elongata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Plantago elongata ssp. elongata


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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