Taxon  Report   6615 
Plantago erecta  E. Morris
California plantain,  Dotseed plantain, Foothill plantain
Plantago erecta
© 2006 Deborah Leonard
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Plantago erecta
© 2008 Margo Bors
Plantago erecta
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Plantago erecta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plantago erecta
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Plantago
Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Plantago hookeriana
PLANTS: Plantago erecta ssp. rigidior
PLANTS: Plantago hookeriana var. californica
PLANTS: Plantago patagonica var. californica
More information about  Plantago erecta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 20, 2018).

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