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Mexican Plantain - Plantago hirtella
Other Names:  Plantago australis ssp. Hirtella

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNRTNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
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).

Range Comments
Coastal WA south to S. America; collected once in Ravalli County, where it was probably introduced (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Moist saline soil around springs, wetlands; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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