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 forests 1

Flower Description:

Petals are tubular and are white, green or purplish 1


Taprooted perennial or annual 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are rosetted, 3-15 cm long and to 40 mm wide. Leaf margins are entire or toothed 1


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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