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Plantago patagonica (Woolly plantain)
Smith, R.W.

Plantago patagonica

Plantago patagonica Jacq.

Woolly Plantain, Bristle-bract Plantain

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Synonym(s): Plantago patagonica var. breviscapa, Plantago patagonica var. gnaphalioides, Plantago patagonica var. oblonga, Plantago patagonica var. spinulosa, Plantago picta, Plantago purshii, Plantago purshii var. breviscapa, Plantago purshii var. oblonga, Plantago purshii var. picta, Plantago purshii var. spinulosa, Plantago spinulosa, Plantago wyomingensis

USDA Symbol: PLPA2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Pubescence: Villose
Inflorescence: Terminal
Leaf: Gray-green
Fruit: Brown
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX


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


Record Modified: 2012-09-27
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