Sunday, May 2, 2010

Virginia Plantain (Plantago virginica)

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)

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