Taxon  Report   6615    
Plantago erecta  E. Morris
California plantain,  Dotseed plantain, Foothill plantain
Plantago erecta
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
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Plantago erecta
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Plantago erecta
© 2002 Margo Bors
Plantago erecta, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plantago erecta
© 2008 Margo Bors
Genus: Plantago
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Plantago hookeriana
ICPN + PLANTS: Plantago erecta ssp. rigidior
PLANTS: Plantago hookeriana var. californica
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More information about  Plantago erecta
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 19, 2019).