Taxon  Report   6626    
Plantago subnuda  Pilg.
Mexican plantain,  Naked plantain, Tall coastal plantain
Plantago subnuda
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Plantago subnuda
© 2010 Margo Bors
Plantago subnuda
© 2016 Neal Kramer
Plantago subnuda, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plantago subnuda
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Plantago
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie, Closed-cone Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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More information about  Plantago subnuda
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).