Plantago sparsiflora

Michaux

Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 94. 1803.

Common names: Pineland plantain
Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 292. Mentioned on page 284.

Perennials; caudex well developed, conspicuous, glabrous; roots taproots, thick. Stems 0–10 mm. Leaves 50–300 × 10–30 mm; blade lanceolate, margins entire, sometimes toothed, veins conspicuous, laterals branching from base, surfaces sparsely hairy. Scapes 75–150 mm, sparsely hairy. Spikes brownish or greenish, 100–450 mm, loosely flowered, rachis visible between flowers; bracts ovate, 1 mm, length 0.5–0.6 times sepals. Flowers: sepals 2 mm; corolla radially symmetric, lobes spreading, 1 mm, base obtuse; stamens 4. Seeds 2, 2 mm. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Moist, sandy soils, open, undisturbed pine woods.
Elevation: 0–200 m.

Discussion

Populations of Plantago sparsiflora occur mainly along the Atlantic coast from Columbia County, North Carolina, south to Volusia County, Florida.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"-0.6timessepals" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Plantago sparsiflora"
Alexey Shipunov +
Michaux +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
lanceolate +
? (?) +, ? (?) +  and ? (?) +
cuplike +
conspicuous +
Pineland plantain +
ligulate +, unilabiate +, regular +, personate +  and bilabiate +
semitransparent +
Ovoid (?) +, Globular (?) +, Ellipsoid (?) +, Urceolate (?) +, Tubular (?) +, Cylindric (?) +, Less rotate (?) +  and Salverform (?) +
Fla. +, Ga. +, N.C. +  and S.C. +
drupe-like +
0–200 m. +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
poricidal +, septicidal +, loculicidal +  and dehiscence +
ovoid +  and lanceoloid +
Moist, sandy soils, open, undisturbed pine woods. +
persistent +  and deciduous +
50mm;300mm +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering summer. +
Fl. Bor.-Amer. +
minute +
ascending +  and erect +
7.5 cm75 mm <br />0.075 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
distinct +
4 +  and 3 +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
greenish +  and brownish +
shiny +  and dull +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
elongate +
Psyllium +
Plantago sparsiflora +
Plantago +
species +
gibbous +  and spurred +
hairy +  and glabrous +
conspicuous +
biennial +, perennial +  and annual +
6 +, 5 +  and 4 +