Taxon  Report   6619 
Plantago major  L.
Common plantain
Plantago major
© 2013 Debra L. Cook
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Plantago major
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Plantago major
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Plantago major, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Plantago major
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Genus: Plantago
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Plantago asiatica
PLANTS: Plantago halophila
PLANTS: Plantago intermedia
PLANTS: Plantago major ssp. intermedia
PLANTS: Plantago major var. asiatica
PLANTS: Plantago major var. intermedia
PLANTS: Plantago major var. pachyphylla
ICPN + PLANTS: Plantago major var. pilgeri
ICPN + PLANTS: Plantago major var. scopulorum
More information about  Plantago major
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 21, 2018).

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