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Plantago pusilla Nuttall. Little Plantain. Phen: Mar-Jun. Hab: Roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: IN, IL, MN, MB, SK, AB, BC south to Panhandle FL, TX, and CA. Belden et al. (2004) discuss the Virginia occurrence, on Fort Pickett Military Reservation, Nottoway County.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, C, Fl6, FNA17, K1, K4, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tat, Tn, Va, WH3, Bassett (1966), Rosatti (1984); = n/a – RAB; < Plantago elongata Pursh – GrPl, GW2, K3; > Plantago pusilla Nutt. var. major Engelm. – F, G, Il; > Plantago pusilla Nutt. var. pusilla – F, G, Il

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 9

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