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Plantago rhodosperma (Redseed plantain)
Strickland, Sam C.

Plantago rhodosperma

Plantago rhodosperma Decne.

Redseed Plantain, Red-seeded Plantain

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

10 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Inflorescence: Spike , Terminal
Fruit Type: Pyxis
Size Notes: Flowering spikes up to about 1 foot tall.
Flower: 4 Sepals.
Fruit: Bright red to reddish black.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , NM , OK , TN , TX

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0169 Collected Apr. 26, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0426 Collected Apr 15, 1993 in Bexar County by Mike Fox
NPSOT 0392 Collected May 21, 1993 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

3 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-0015 Collected 2006-05-05 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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