Plantago major

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPlantaginaceae
Family (Traditional)Plantaginaceae
GenusPlantago
SpeciesPlantago major L.
Common NameBreit-Wegerich, common plantain
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesHabit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Green ;
C value
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Plantago asiatica Plantago asiatica auct. non L.
Plantago halophila Plantago halophila Bickn.
Plantago major subsp. intermedia Plantago major subsp. intermedia (DC.) Arcang.
Plantago major var. asiatica Plantago major var. asiatica auct. non (L.) Dcne.
Plantago major var. intermedia Plantago major var. intermedia (DC.) Pilger
Plantago major var. major Plantago major var. major L.
Plantago major var. pachyphylla Plantago major var. pachyphylla Pilger
Plantago major var. pilgeri Plantago major var. pilgeri Domin
Plantago major var. scopulorum Plantago major var. scopulorum Fries & Broberg

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bell (KY), Campbell (KY), Jefferson (KY), Wolfe (KY), Benton (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), DeKalb (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, SWMT, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1898 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100780822 Wolfe Kentucky 01 Oct 2017 Thomas McFadden
703
EKY
Plantago major
ETSU005009 Johnson Tennessee 19 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Plantago major
ETSU007487 Johnson Tennessee 01 Sep 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Plantago major
31973000017125 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Plantago major
TENN-V-0201054 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Plantago major
TENN-V-0201055 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Plantago major
HTTU018801 Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU018802 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011646 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011644 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011639 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
MTSU019373 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Plantago major
MTSU024378 Putnam Tennessee
MTSU
Plantago major
MTSU019375 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Plantago major
UCHT026685 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Plantago major
UCHT026684 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Plantago major
UCHT034700 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Plantago major
SWMT03439 Williamson Tennessee 25 Jun 1982 Rick Sullivan
SWMT
Plantago major
TENN-V-0201416 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Plantago major
APSC0076005 Jefferson Kentucky 24 Aug 1982 Max Medley
APSC
Plantago major
APSC0104529 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Plantago major
HTTU011642 Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011641 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011640 Hamilton Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011637 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU018800 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011645 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
HTTU011638 Tennessee
HTTU
Plantago major
MTSU019369 Wilson Tennessee
MTSU
Plantago major
UCHT026686 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Plantago major
N/A Cheatham Tennessee 19 Aug 1898 H. Eggert
UCHT
Plantago major
SWMT03436 Tennessee 01 May 1939 Noce
SWMT
Plantago major
SWMT03433 Benton Tennessee 07 Jul 1984 Brant Hedges
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SWMT
Plantago major
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