Plantago arenaria  (P. indica, P. psyllium) sand plantain Plantaginaceae PLPS*; Q, j; K, pl; R, gw;

Plantago psyllium

Plantago psyllium.USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS (Accessed 4/2014).)

Plantago arenaria is a short-lived, annual herb,  white-wooly hairy, often slightly sticky, 10-60 cm tall, leafy stemmed, slender. 

Leaves opposite, linear, 2-8 x 1-3 cm, basal in small plants, whitish-wooly. 

Flowers in small, dense heads 0.5-1.5 cm, on axillary stalks, bracts dark, rounded, ovary densely white-hairy; flowering stems several to many, to 10 cm long; blooms and fruits July-Oct. 

Fruit dry, fruit densely white-hairy. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

 Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Dry, open areas, roadsides, sandy soil.