Taxon  Report   6622 
Plantago ovata  Forsskal
Desert indianwheat,  Desert plantain, Woolly plantain
Plantago ovata
© 2009 Robert Steers
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Plantago ovata
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Plantago ovata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Plantago ovata, 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 ovata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Communities:
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Plantago brunnea
PLANTS: Plantago fastigiata
PLANTS: Plantago gooddingii
PLANTS: Plantago insularis var. fastigiata
PLANTS: Plantago insularis var. scariosa
PLANTS: Plantago insularis
PLANTS: Plantago minima
More information about  Plantago ovata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLOV)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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: Jul 01, 2016).

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