Plantago holosteum

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Plantago holosteum
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Plantago holosteum at the Civico Orto Botanico di Trieste
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Plantago
P. holosteum
Binomial name
Plantago holosteum
  • Plantago carinata Schrad.
  • Plantago recurvata Auct. non L.
  • Plantago acanthophylla Decne.
  • Plantago capitellata DC.
  • Plantago subulata subsp. holosteum (Scop.) O. Bolòs & Vigo


Plantago holosteum is an annual plant of the family Plantaginaceae and the genus Plantago.[3]


Plantago holosteum grows to 15–40 centimetres (5.9–15.7 in) in height. Flowering period extends from May to June.[4]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species can be found in South-eastern Europe, especially in the Carpathian Mountains. It prefers dry grasslands, arid and sunny grassy areas on carbonate substrates, at an elevation of 0–1,300 metres (0–4,265 ft) above sea level.[4]