Plantago heterophylla

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPlantaginaceae
Family (Traditional)Plantaginaceae
GenusPlantago
Species:Plantago heterophylla Nutt.
Common NameSlender Plantain
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Grainger (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 1969

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0200967 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
TENN-V-0200970 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
TENN-V-0200968 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
TENN-V-0200966 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
TENN-V-0200971 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
TENN-V-0200969 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Plantago heterophylla
MEM007503 Shelby Tennessee 27 Apr 1969 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
69B15.5
MEM
Plantago heterophylla
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