Calflora
Taxon  Report   6622    
Plantago ovata  Forssk.
Desert indianwheat,  Desert plantain, Woolly plantain
Plantago ovata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Plantago ovata
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Plantago ovata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Plantago ovata, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plantago ovata
© 2009 Robert Steers
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Plantago
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Plantago brunnea
PLANTS: Plantago fastigiata
PLANTS: Plantago gooddingii
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More information about  Plantago ovata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLOV)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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