Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Plantago major Linnaeus. Common Plantain, White-Man's-Foot. Phen: May-Nov. Hab: Lawns, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Europe, possibly also native in ne. North America, possibly as far south as the northern part of our area.

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Syn: = Fl6, GrPl, GW2, Il, K4, Mi, Mo3, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Rosatti (1984); = Plantago major ssp. major – G; < Plantago major – C, FNA17, K1, K3, Pa; > Plantago major var. major – F; > Plantago major var. pilgeri – F

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