Source: California Invasive Plant Council

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Plantago lanceolata (buckhorn plantain, English plantain)

Plantago lanceolata
Plantago lanceolata
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Plantago lanceolata (buckhorn plantain, English plantain) is a perennial forb/herb (family Plantaginaceae) found widespread throughout California. This plant tolerates sand, clay and serpentine soils and thrives in disturbed areas. It is also a common lawn weed. It is considered a noxious weed to both livestock and native plants.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources on Plantago lanceolata

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • None for this species.

Other Resources on Plantago lanceolata

  • USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.