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Common Plantain - Plantago major

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
Perennial. Herbage glabrous to puberulent. Leaf blades ovate, 3–15 cm long. Inflorescence: scape 5–25 cm; spikes congested to somewhat sparse, 3–25 cm long, narrowly cylindric; bracts 1.5–3 mm long. Flowers: sepals glabrous; corolla lobes 0.5–1 mm long. Capsule 2–4 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: 41

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

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Common Plantain — Plantago major.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from