Calflora
Taxon  Report   6612    
Plantago coronopus  L.
Buckhorn plantain,  Cut leaf plantain
Plantago coronopus
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Plantago coronopus
© 2003 George W. Hartwell
Plantago coronopus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)



point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Plantago coronopus
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
Communities: Coastal Strand, Coastal Salt Marsh, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Plantago coronopus ssp. commutata
More information about  Plantago coronopus
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLCO3)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2018).

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