Plantago erecta

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Plantago erecta
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
P. erecta
Binomial name
Plantago erecta

Plantago erecta, in the plantain family, is known variously as California plantain, foothill plantain, dot-seed plantain, English plantain, and dwarf plantain.

The plant is a small, unassuming annual herb with needle-like leaves and translucent flowers clustered on a stalk. It grows in sandy, clay, or serpentine soils, on grassy slopes and flats or open woodland, found in Baja California, California and Oregon.[1]

Plantago erecta is a host species for the Edith's checkerspot butterfly.[2]


  1. ^ Jepson . accessed 1.22.2013
  2. ^ Murphy; Launer, Ehrlich (1983). "The Role of Adult Feeding in Egg Production and Population Dynamics of the Checkerspot Butterfly Euphydryas editha". Oecologia. 56 (2): 257–263. doi:10.1007/bf00379699. PMID 28310203.

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