Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Sand Plantain + - Plantago indica   L.
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DistributionRestricted to the Outer Banks and other barrier islands.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. Que. to Man., south to NC and MO; also B.C. to CA.
AbundanceUncommon on the Outer Banks, rare on other barrier islands (New Hanover Co.).
HabitatMaritime sand and sandy soils of dunes, dune fields, roadsides, open woodlands, trailsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting May-October.
IdentificationSand Plantain is our only plantain with multiple flowering heads atop each stem. It also is unique in having many stem leaves.
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B.A. SorrieVacant lot, Hull, MA, 1980s. Photo_non_NCPhoto_non_NC
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