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Sonoran Desert Plants
Plantago ovata (Woolly Plantain, Indian Wheat, pastora)

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 Plantago ovata

 Plantago ovata

Habitat: bajadas, valleys
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: basal simple
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Jan. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Plantaginaceae (plantain family)
Abundance: abundant
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 65 (8.7 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Plantago ovata (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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