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Coast Plantain
Plantago elongata
  


About Coast Plantain (Plantago elongata) Plantago elongata is a species of plantain known by the common names prairie plantain and slender plantain. It is native to much of western North America, from British Columbia to California and as far east as Minnesota. It grows in wet habitat, such as vernal pools and wet meadows, including areas with saline and alkali soils, such as beaches. Plantago elongata is a petite annual herb producing a few narrow linear or threadlike basal leaves up to 10 centimeters long. The stemlike inflorescences grow erect to a maximum height around 18 centimeters. Atop the peduncle of the inflorescence is a spike of several tiny flowers each with a rounded or oval calyx of sepals covered with thick, fleshy green bracts.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
7.1 in (18 cm)

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Wet places

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
0' - 4211'

Annual Precip. ?
6.4" - 61.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 1.89"

Coldest Month ?
43.0° F - 55.7° F

Hottest Month ?
58.9° F - 80.9° F

Humidity ?
0.12 vpd - 29.19 vpd

Landscaping Information
Other Names
Botanical Names
Plantago bigelovii,Plantago elongata ssp. pentasperma

Common Names
Longleaf Plantain, Prairie Plantain, Slender Plantain



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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