Taxon  Report   6622 
Plantago ovata  Forsskal
Desert indianwheat,  Desert plantain, Woolly plantain

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
Genus: Plantago
Subspecies and Varieties:
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.]
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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
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2015).

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