Taxon  Report   6620    
Plantago maritima  L.
Alkali plantain,  Goose tongue, Maritime plantain, Pacific seaside plantain
Plantago maritima
© 2002 Margo Bors
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Plantago maritima
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Plantago maritima
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Plantago maritima, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plantago maritima
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Plantago
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Plantago maritima var. californica
ICPN: Plantago maritima var. juncoides
ICPN: Plantago juncoides
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More information about  Plantago maritima
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).