(Woolly Plantain)


Plantago patagonica, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7999


Plantago patagonica, Pawnee Buttes, Weld Co. 7994


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.
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