Plantago debilis

Common name: 

Shade Plantain

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEHKMNPRSTVWYZ) all States

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

Common in wet forests and shaded sites in drier forests1

Flower description:

Petals are tubular and are white, green or purplish1


Taprooted perennial or annual1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are rosetted, 3-15 cm long and to 40 mm wide. Leaf margins are entire or toothed1

Image of Plantago debilis
Image of Plantago debilis
Image of Plantago debilis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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