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Plantago hookeriana

Plantago hookeriana Fisch. & C.A. Mey.

California Plantain, Tallow Weed

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)



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 Type: Pyxis
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.
Fruit: Dull brown.

Bloom Information

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




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

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Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2023-02-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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