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Dwarf Plantain (Plantago pusilla Nutt.)

BONAP has merged this species into prairie plantain (Plantago elongata Pursh), a practice that we could not find echoed or explained in any authorities. We have deferred to POWO's treatment which considers them separate species.

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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Introduced 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.

This map is tentatively based on the USDA map but updated to reflect that this species is probably not native to the West Coast. There is disagreement however about how to classify this species, and its range. Calflora reports a much more extensive range in California than reported by USDA for this species, or even than reported by BONAP for the taxon (which they consider to be native in the West) that they have merged this species into. We have not yet examined this discrepancies, so note these possible issues when consulting our map.