Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Plantago heterophylla Nuttall. Slender Plantain, Many-seeded Plantain, Small Plantain. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: Se. VA and MO south to Panhandle FL and TX; adventive at scattered sites farther north (at least as far north as NY).

ID notes: Superficially similar to P. pusilla.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, F, Fl6, FNA17, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WH3, Bassett (1966), Rosatti (1984); = Plantago hybrida – GW2, Tx, (an older name but of uncertain application)

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