Taxon  Report   6620 
Plantago maritima  L.
Alkali plantain,  Goose tongue, Maritime plantain, Pacific seaside plantain
Plantago maritima
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
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Plantago maritima
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Plantago maritima
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Plantago maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plantago maritima
© 2002 Margo Bors
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Plantago
Communities:
Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Plantago maritima var. californica
TJM2: Plantago maritima var. juncoides
More information about  Plantago maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLMA3)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 30, 2016).

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