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English Plantain - Plantago lanceolata

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Perennial. Herbage glabrous to villous; caudex sparingly brown-wooly. Leaf blades narrowly lanceolate, 2–15 cm long. Inflorescence: scape 10–60 cm; spikes congested, 5–50 mm long, conical, becoming cylindric; bracts 1.5–2.5 mm long, glabrous, acute to acuminate. Flowers: sepals apically ciliate, the outer 2 united; corolla lobes 1.5–2.5 mm long. Capsule 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Cosmopolitan; introduced from Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Roadsides, trails, streambanks, disturbed grasslands, around buildings, lawns; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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