Page author: David Giblin
Plantago arenaria
sand plantain

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in lowland southwestern Washington; British Columbia to California, also in Idaho and central and eastern North America.

Habitat: Sandy areas of roadsides, fields, wastelots, and other disturbed areas.

Flowers: June-October

Origin: Introduced from Eurasia

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Plantago arenaria Waldst. & Kit.
Publication: Descr. Icon. Pl. Hung. 1: 51, t. 51. 1799-1802. 1799.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Plantago indica L.
Plantago psyllium L., illegitimate name [HC]
Plantago scabra Moench
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Plantago arenaria in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Plantago arenaria checklist entry

OregonFlora: Plantago arenaria information

E-Flora BC: Plantago arenaria atlas page

CalPhotos: Plantago arenaria photos

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