Mexican Plantain - Plantago hirtella
Plantago australis ssp. Hirtella
Perennial. Herbage succulent, glabrous to villous; sparingly brown-wooly on the caudex. Leaf blades oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 5–20 cm long. Inflorescence: scape 5–40 cm; spikes congested to somewhat sparse, 5–25 cm long, narrowly cylindric; bracts ca. 3 mm long. Flowers: sepals glabrous; corolla lobes 2–3 mm long. Capsule 2–5 mm long, covered by the persistent, erect corolla lobes (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).