Plantago patagonica

(Woolly Plantain)


Plantago patagonica, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 7499


Plantago patagonica, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 7501


Plantago patagonica, Pace Bend Park, Travis Co. 7507

Scientific Name Plantago patagonica USDA PLANTS Symbol PLPA2
Common Name Woolly Plantain ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32907
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry areas, grasslands.
Plant: Erect, hairy annual up to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Numerous basal, narrow linear to linear-lanceolate leaves 1 to 6 inches long and 1/4-inch wide, distinctly 3-veined, somewhat fuzzy.
Inflorescence: Very hairy cylindrical spike 1 to 5 inches long atop a leafless hairy scape (peduncle or stalk) up to 8 inches long; dense cluster of small greenish-white flowers with 4 very small (less than 1/10-inch long) lobes or petals.
Fruit: Oblong capsules containing 1 or 2 brownish seeds.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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