Taxon  Report   6618 
Plantago lanceolata  L.
English plantain,  Narrow leaved plantain, Ribgrass, Ribwort
Plantago lanceolata
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Plantago lanceolata
© 2009 Lee Dittmann
Plantago lanceolata
© 2010 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Plantago lanceolata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Plantago lanceolata
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Plantago
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Plantago altissima
PLANTS: Plantago lanceolata var. sphaerostachya
More information about  Plantago lanceolata
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLLA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 29, 2016).

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