Scientific Name 

Plantago erecta E. Morris

Family

Plantaginaceae

General

 

CI

     A tiny annual that graces shaded hillsides for several weeks early in the year.  Finds like this are one of the rewards for looking down while one hikes.

 

References

More on this species at Calflora

The Jepson Manual (2012:  1030, Plantago, by Thomas J. Rosatti)

Dale (2000:  152).

McAuley (1996:  451).

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Plantago erecta on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (28 March 2008).

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Plantago erecta on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (28 March 2008).

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Plantago erecta on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (5 March 2013).

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Plantago erecta on hillside to south of University Glen, CI (5 March 2013).

 

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 Plantago erecta on west face of hillside, towards crest line, on hill to east of old Dairy, University Park, CI campus (9 April 2016).