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Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata L.

Plantago altissima auct. non L.

Plantago lanceolata L. var. sphaerostachya Mert. & W.D.J. Koch

English Plantain

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusPlantagoFrom Latin plantago, “footprint,” since plantains popped up where European settlers walked
Specieslanceolata“Lance-like”—usually a reference to leaf shape, probably a reference to the fruits in this case

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Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, ME

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

5/31/2010 · Mt. Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

7/12/2013 · Wooden Bridge, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

7/12/2013 · Wooden Bridge, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 4½ × 6" (11 × 14 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/9/2016 · Monhegan Island, ME

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

8/7/2013 · Amos Kendall Conservation Land, Dunstable, MA
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

Plantago lanceolata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 17 Jun 2016.

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Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/17/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Nashoba Hospital, MA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.5 × 13 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

8/2/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, near Nashoba Hospital, Ayer, MA
≈ 8 × 12" (20 × 31 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/20/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 5" (9.2 × 13 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

8/2/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, near Nashoba Hospital, Ayer, MA
≈ 4½ × 4½" (11 × 11 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

7/7/2012 · Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA
≈ 3½ × 3½" (9.2 × 9.4 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

5/31/2010 · Mt. Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 11 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

7/7/2012 · Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)

Plantago lanceolata (English Plantain)

5/31/2010 · Mt. Lebanon St., Pepperell, MA
≈ 3 × 4½" (7.9 × 11 cm)

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