Plantago lanceolata

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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 (ACDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found in disturbed sites 1

Flower Description:

Petals are tubular and are white, green or purplish 1


Taprooted annual or biennial 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are in a basal rosette, flowers fully open, the corolla-tube is not hairy and the inflorescence stalk has conspicuous longitudinal ridges 1


Image: Mike Bayly
Image: Mike Bayly

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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