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Plantago maritima

Sea plantain

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
GenusPlantagoFrom Latin plantago, “footprint,” since plantains popped up where European settlers walked
Speciesmaritima

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Plantago maritima (sea plantain)

9/21/2021 · Pott’s Point Preserve, Harpswell, Maine

Plantago maritima (sea plantain)

9/21/2021 · Pott’s Point Preserve, Harpswell, Maine

 

Plantago maritima description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 4 Oct 2021.

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Plantago maritima (sea plantain)

9/21/2021 · Pott’s Point Preserve, Harpswell, Maine

Plantago maritima (sea plantain)

9/21/2021 · Pott’s Point Preserve, Harpswell, Maine