(Woolly Plantain)

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Plantago patagonica, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7999

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Plantago patagonica, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7994

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Plantago patagonica, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 8002

Scientific Name Plantago patagonica USDA PLANTS Symbol PLPA2
Common Name Woolly Plantain ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 32907
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains and foothills (3500 to 8000 ft.); dry soils in open areas, grasslands.
Plant: Erect, hairy annual up to 8 inches tall.
Leaves: Numerous basal, narrow linear to oblanceolate leaves 1 to 5 inches long and 1/4-inch wide, distinctly 3-veined, denselu covered with woolly hairs.
Inflorescence: Hairy terminal spike 1 to 4 inches long on a leafless hairy scape (peduncle or stalk) up to 8 inches long with dense cluster of small greenish-white flowers with 4 very small (less than 1/10-inch long) lobes or petals.
Fruit: Oblong capsules containing 1 or 2 brownish seeds.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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