Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Plantago lanceolata Linnaeus
(English Plantain, Buckhorn, Ribgrass)
Plantago lanceolata is a perennial herb with lanceolate villous leaves with brownish hairs at the base.
The leaves are strongly ribbed. The scapes are tall and grooved with dense spikes of small flowers with four stamens. Plantago was introduced from Europe and is now found along town sidewalks and along roadsides.
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Plantago lanceolata, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 22, 2008
Plantago lanceolata, detail of scapes, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 22, 2008
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