Plantago coronopus

Common name: 

Buck's-horn Plantain

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ACDEGHJKMNPTVWXYZ) also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Disturbed sites often in near-coastal areas1

Flower description:

Petals are tubular and are white, green or purplish1


Taprooted perennial or annual1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are in a basal rosette and are lobed and have soft hairs. The flowers in this species open fully1

Image of Plantago coronopus
Image of Plantago coronopus
Image of Plantago coronopus
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1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria