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Redseed Plantain
Plantago rhodosperma
About Redseed Plantain (Plantago rhodosperma) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Plantago rhodosperma is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common names redseed plantain and redseed indianwheat. It is native to the Great Plains and Southwest of the United States. This species is an annual herb growing from a taproot. The leaves are lance-shaped and may reach 35 centimeters long, but are usually smaller. The leaves are gray-green and lightly hairy. The inflorescence is a narrow spike up to 20 centimeters long. Each small flower produces two red or reddish black seeds.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb, Perennial Herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Brown

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 10.8" - 17.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.25" - 0.57", Coldest Month: 48.9" - 54.4", Hottest Month: 69.7" - 77.3", Humidity: 1.58" - 22.89", Elevation: 63" - 1901"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Redseed Indianwheat

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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