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Plantago eriopoda

Plantago eriopoda Torr.

Hairy Fruited Plantain, Red-woolly Plantain, Redwood Plantain, Redwool Plantain

Plantaginaceae (Plantain family)

Synonym(s): Plantago shastensis


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Pyxis
Size Notes: Flower spikes up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Moist meadows and prairies, wetlands, marshes, fens, ditches, stream banks, saline or alkaline soils.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (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 eriopoda in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Plantago eriopoda in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Plantago eriopoda


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

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