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
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Habitat: coastal
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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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.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Feb 17, 2018).

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