Virginia plantain (Plantago virginica) is another plant that is easy to overlook. It looks more like a grass than a flowering plant. It only grows about 6-7 inches high and often is overgrown by other plants.
It’s a neat, compact plant.
It’s ‘footprint’ increases as the plant develops.
A closeup as the plant starts to go to seed.
A plant as the seeds develop.
Virginia Plaintain is native to the United States and grows in the eastern United States, southwestern States (New Mexico, Arizona), California, and Oregon.
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Distribution Map: - United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Plantago virginica (Virginia plantain)
Identification resources: - Southeastern Flora: Virginia plantain (Plantago virginica)
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower