Plantain, Bracted


Large bracted plantain is an annual herb that grows in many types of habitats, including disturbed areas. Usually lacking a stem, the weed produces a circular rosette of many narrow linear leaves up to 6 inches long. The stem grows erect to a maximum height of 12-14 inches tall. The plant is topped with a dense spike of many small flowers, each with four whitish lobes. Between the flowers are long, narrow bracts about 2 ¬Ω inches long. The bracts have fluffy hairs around their bases near the flowers.

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