Plantago sempervirens

Crantz

Inst. Rei Herb. 2: 331. 1766.

Common names: Evergreen plantain
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 292. Mentioned on page 281, 282.

Perennials, sometimes woody; roots taproots, slender. Stems 100–400 mm, freely branched. Leaves cauline, opposite, 30–60 × 0.75–1 mm; blade linear to linear-lanceolate, margins entire, veins inconspicuous, surfaces hairy. Scapes 30–80 mm, hairy. Spikes greenish or brownish, 40–85 mm, densely flowered; bracts broadly ovate, 5–6 mm, lengths equal to sepals. Flowers: sepals 5–6 mm; corolla radially symmetric, lobes reflexed, 3–3.5 mm, base obtuse; stamens 4. Seeds 1 or 2, 2 mm. 2n = 12.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall.
Habitat: Disturbed habitats.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Calif., s Europe

Discussion

Plantago sempervirens is known from San Diego County; one specimen (JEPS) was collected in 2008 in Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Plantago cynops Linnaeus (1762, not 1753), a rejected name, has been misapplied to P. sempervirens.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Plantago sempervirens"
Alexey Shipunov +
Crantz +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
linear;linear-lanceolate +
not +, leathery +  and fleshy +
cuplike +
Evergreen plantain +
ligulate +, unilabiate +, regular +, personate +  and bilabiate +
semitransparent +
Ovoid (?) +, Globular (?) +, Ellipsoid (?) +, Urceolate (?) +, Tubular (?) +, Cylindric (?) +, Less rotate (?) +  and Salverform (?) +
Calif. +  and s Europe +
drupe-like +
0–200 m. +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
poricidal +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
ovoid +  and lanceoloid +
Disturbed habitats. +
persistent +  and deciduous +
30mm;60mm +
0.075 cm0.75 mm <br />7.5e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
toothed +  and entire +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering summer–fall. +
Inst. Rei Herb. +
minute +
ascending +  and erect +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
distinct +
4 +  and 3 +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
Introduced +
brownish +  and greenish +
shiny +  and dull +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (8.5 cm85 mm <br />0.085 m <br />) +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
elongate +
Psyllium +
Plantago sempervirens +
Plantago +
species +
gibbous +  and spurred +
hairy +  and glabrous +
inconspicuous +
biennial +, perennial +  and annual +
6 +, 5 +  and 4 +