A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Plantaginaceae

Scientific Name

Plantago coronopus

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Common Name 

cut-leaf plantain

Close-up 

1. No image

Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Plantago erecta

Plantago_erecta_plant.jpg

Common Name 

California plantain

Close-up 

Plantago_erecta_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, SW, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago_lanceolata_plant.jpg

Common Name 

narrow-leaved plantain

Close-up 

Plantago_lanceolata_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, DM, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Plantago major

Plantago_major_plant.jpg

Common Name 

common plantain

Close-up 

Plantago_major_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

SW, AW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Plantago maritima

Plantago_maritima_plant.jpg

Common Name 

salt marsh plantain

Close-up 

Plantago_maritima_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Plantago subnuda

Plantago_subnuda_plant.jpg

Common Name 

tall coastal plantain

Close-up 

Plantago_subnuda_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

AW, SW, FM

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).