Plantago major L.

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Plantago major

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

Plantago major

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

Plantago major

Picture: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Perennial herb with leaves spirally arranged in a dense basal rosette. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic 3-9-veined from the base; margin subentire to irregularly dentate. One to several erect stems arise with single terminal inflorescences; flowers in elongated spikes, greenish. Capsules reddish-brown.
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Derivation of specific name: major: larger, greater, bigger
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Worldwide distribution: Europe, North Africa, North and Central Asia; naturalised widely in the rest of the world
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
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Literature:

Lehmann, G. (1988). Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 10 - 12. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 67.

Other sources of information about Plantago major:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Plantago major

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plantago major
African Plant Database: Plantago major
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plantago major
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plantago major
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plantago major
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plantago major
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plantago major
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Plantago major
iNaturalist: Plantago major
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plantago major
JSTOR Plant Science: Plantago major
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plantago major
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plantago major
Plants of the World Online: Plantago major
The Plant List (version 1.1): Plantago major
Tropicos: Plantago major
Wikipedia: Plantago major


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Plantago major.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154680, retrieved 5 July 2020

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