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Sonoran Desert Plantains

Mostly annual herbs. Greenish flowers in usu. a dense spike. Leaves mostly basal.

Desert Indianwheat

Plantago ovata

Woolly Plantain

Plantago patagonica

Photo by Mike Plagens

Annual herb of spring with linear leaves in a basal rosette. Flowers in spikes with conspicuous brown, papery bracts.    Detailed Description

Photo © by Mike Plagens

Spring annual of sandy washes and rocky slopes mostly Upland Sonoran Desert. Woolly leaves and flower spike. Linear bracts subtend each of the numerous flowers.   Detailed Description

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