Plantaginaceae - plantain family
Research Scientist and Research Institute Director (retired) and presently Honorary Research Associate, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6, Canada
Awarded the George Lawson Medal by the Canadian Botanical Association in 2006.
Awarded the Faculty of Macdonald, McGill University, Most Distinguished Alumni Award on October 18, 2014.
Read his biography "The Real Weed Man" available in print and ebook.
Plantago lanceolata L., narrow-leaved plantain, plantain lancéolé
Perennial, spreading by seeds; flowering stems usually less than 1 foot (3 dm.) high; flowers inconspicuous; throughout, except the mid-west; pastures, meadows, lawns, roadsides, and waste places; introduced from Europe.
Plantago major L., broad-leaved plantain, plantain majeur
Perennial, spreading by seeds, flowering stems usually less than 8 inches (20 cm.) high; flowers inconspicuous; abundant throughout; lawns, pastures, meadows, cultivated fields, and roadsides; introduced from Europe.
Plantago media L., hoary plantain, plantain moyen
Perennial, reproducing by seeds; flowering stems usually less than 6 inches (15 cm.) high; flowers inconspicuous; locally common, except in the mid-west; lawns, waste places, and roadsides; introduced from Europe.
Plantago rugelii Dcne., Rugel's plantain, plantain de Rugel
Perennial, spreading by seeds; flowering stems less than 8 inches (20 cm.) high; eastern; shorelines, roadsides, and waste places; native to North America. Leaves usually a paler green than broad-leaved plantain, and reddish towards the leaf bases.
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