Plantago rugelii black-seeded plantain; red-stemmed plantian Plantaginaceae PLRU; Bx, pb, sf, wv (Yost et al. 1991); Q, j; R;

 

Plantago rugelii.Theodore Webster, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org.www.directrss.co.il

Plantago rugelii.Theodore Webster, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org.www.directrss.co.il (Accessed 4/2014).

Plantago rugelii is an herb much like P. major. 

Leaves generally pale green, base of leaf stalk usually red, not hairy. 

Flower bracts narrow with tapered tip, sepals egg-shaped, sharply keeled, membranous margins much narrower than keel. 

Fruit capsule 0.4-0.6 cm long, seeds 0.15 cm long, dull, blackish. 

Wetland status: FACU. 

Plantago major and P. rugelii.compare.2012 © Peter M. Dziuk.minnesotawildflowers.info

Plantago major and P. rugelii.compare.2012 © Peter M. Dziuk.minnesotawildflowers.info (Accessed 2/2017).

Frequency in NYC: More common than indicated here. 

Origin: native 

Habitat: Lawns, roadsides, open areas. 

Notes: Not easily differentiated from P. major (Hawthorne 1974).