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

Coffee Pot Mountain


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)

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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