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Virginia Plantain (Plantago virginica L.)

Also known as dwarf plantain.

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A winter annual native to North America, quite different from the common lawn plantains, which were introduced from Europe.

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Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present
Native or Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

The exact native range of this species is not known but it is widely agreed to be native to the southeast and expanding its range north and west. It is a weedy plant that spreads on its own, and has taken advantage of humans creating more habitats where it thrives, and horses, which spread its seeds.