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Woolly Plantain
Plantago patagonica
  
About Woolly Plantain (Plantago patagonica) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plantago patagonica is a species of plantain known by the common name woolly plantain. It is native to much of North America, including the southern half of Canada, the western and central United States, and northern Mexico, and parts of southern South America. It grows in many types of habitat, including grassland and woodlands. It is a hairy annual herb producing linear or very narrowly lance-shaped basal leaves up to 10 centimeters long. There are usually many stemlike flower clusters growing erect to a maximum height around 18 centimeters. Atop the peduncle of the flower cluster is a dense cylindrical or somewhat conical spike of several tiny flowers and leafs. The spike is very woolly.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Size
Size
7.1 in tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Sandy, rocky or grassy slopes, or,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.2" - 31.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.22" - 3.12", Coldest Month: 33.4" - 61.4", Hottest Month: 59.9" - 88.8", Humidity: 1.30" - 42.79", Elevation: 332" - 7735"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Woolly Indianwheat, Woolly Plantian, Wooly Indianwheat, Wooly Plantain


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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