*Plantago major Linnaeus. 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
Taxonomy Comments: Very variable, and possibly worthy of some of the infraspecific subdivisions suggested by various authors. The Coastal Plain populations associated with the Chesapeake Bay in VA may represent a native, estuarine genotype.
Synonymy: = Fl6, GrPl, GW2, Il, K4, Mi, NcTx, NY, RAB, S, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Rosatti (1984); = Plantago major L. ssp. major – G; < Plantago major L. – C, FNA17, K1, K3, Pa; > Plantago major L. var. major – F; > Plantago major L. – F