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Plantago virginica (Virginia plantain)
Fabre, Carl

Plantago virginica

Plantago virginica L.

Virginia Plantain, Paleseed Indian-wheat, Dwarf Plantain, Paleseed Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Southern Plantain

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Synonym(s): Plantago virginica var. viridescens

USDA Symbol: plvi

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Biennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate , Obovate , Oval
Leaf Margin: Ciliate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


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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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-07-21
Research By: JAM

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