Plantago aristata Michx.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Plantago aristata Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Taprooted, short-lived, usually annual, rather thinly hairy; lvs linear or nearly so, to 18 cm, the petioles dilated and papery at the sheathing, striate base; spikes cylindric, 3–6(–10) cm, the linear bracts conspicuously long-exsert, the lower ones exsert 5–25 mm, the upper ones often shorter but still conspicuous; sep narrowly oblong-obovate, rounded at the tip; cor-lobes 2 mm, spreading; stamens 4, typically only barely or scarcely exsert and the fls selfed, seldom longer and the fls open-pollinated; seeds 2, brown, elliptic, 2–3 mm, very convex on the outer side, concave on the inner; 2n=20. Disturbed habitats; native from Ill. to La. and Tex., now naturalized over most of e. U.S. and adj. Can.

  • Common Names