Plantago media, SE: Rödkämpar, DE: Mittlerer Wegerich,
NL: Ruige weegbree, UK: Hoary plantain
|| ||Plantago media L.|
|| ||Mittlerer Wegerich|
|| ||Ruige weegbree|
|| ||Hoary plantain||Plant Family:
|| || Plantaginaceae, Plantain family, Grobladsväxter
|| ||Erect, leafless, unbranched, flowering stems (scapes); short and densely haired scape especially at top, and terminate in a cluster of small, inconspicuous flowers|
|| ||Basal rosette, broad, oval leaves narrowing to a short stalk|
|| ||Spiciform, cylindrical, 2-9cm in lenght; corolla pink, white with ovoid pointed lobes, hermaphrodite|
|| ||May, June, July
|| ||Cylindrical fruit capsules about 0.6mm long and split across the lower half into 2 unequal cells containing 4 to 10 dull black seeds. Seeds are larger and smoother than those of broadleaf plantain and have a scar near the center on one side
|| ||Throughout the country, most common in limestone areas; it grows in open fields and meadows|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Plantago, plantagin (stem), a "plantain".
media, in the middle, between; intermediate.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.