Plantago drummondii Decne. APNI*
Synonyms: Plantago pritzelii Pilg. APNI*
Description: Annual or short-lived perennial herb, with a persistent taproot; pilose or densely villous.
Leaves basal, oblanceolate to narrow-oblong, 6–14 cm long, 3–24 mm wide, 3-veined, margins toothed or obscurely toothed.
Scapes to 30 cm long; spike 2.3–12 cm long; bracts ovate, 1.5–4 mm long. Sepals elliptic to obovate, 1.8–3.5 mm long; keel glabrous or sparsely pilose, about two-thirds the breadth of the sepal. Corolla lobes ovate, mostly 1.4–2.5 mm long.
Capsule ovoid to subglobose, 3.3–5 mm long; seeds up to 5.
Flowering: mostly May–October
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in temporarily moist sites in grassland, shrubland and on saltbush plains on heavy soils; west from Cobar district.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by B. G. Briggs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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