Plantago virginica
Virginia plantain

Plantago virginica

Plantago virginica
Plantago virginica
Photos Courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Plantago virginica
Common name: Virginia plantain
Group: dicot
Family: Plantaginaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: annual; biennial
Origin: native
Plant height: up to 8"
Foliage: simple basal leaves, 2-4", bracts hairy
Flower: green to brown, in spikes 1-1/4"-4" tall
Flowering time: blooms mid April to June; fruits late May to June
Habitat: dry, open, sandy, disturbed ground of roadside, fields, lawns
Range in New Jersey: statewide, rarely in the Pine barrens
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a