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Plantago hookeriana

Plantago hookeriana Fisch. & C.A. Mey.

California Plantain, Tallow Weed

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: PLHO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The species of this plant is named for William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who was Director of Kew Gardens from 1841-1865. He wrote “Flora boreali-americana” and many other works. He was founder and editor of “Journal of Botany”.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Inflorescence: Terminal
Fruit: Dull brown
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: LA , TX

Bibliography

Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-12-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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