Taxon  Report   6620    
Plantago maritima  L.
Alkali plantain,  Goose tongue, Maritime plantain, Pacific seaside plantain
Plantago maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Plantago
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Plantago maritima var. californica
JEF: Plantago maritima var. juncoides
JEF: Plantago maritima var. maritima
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More information about  Plantago maritima
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 30, 2020).