- Flower namePlantago aristata
- Scientific namePlantago aristata
- Alias亜米利加大葉子, Plantago aristata, ノゲオオバコ, bracted plantain, largebracted plantain
- Place of originthe eastern to central parts of the United States
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonMay, June
What is Plantago aristata
Plantago aristata, Geophyta plantain, or largebracted plantain (Scientific name: Plantago aristata) is a annual or biennial weed from the eastern to central parts of the United States. Naturalized in Japan. A flower stem is put out between the linear root leaves. In early summer, the spikes extend from the tips of the flower stems, and a lot of light yellowish white funnels bloom. After the flower, an oval spherical fruit is formed, the tip is broken and the seeds are scattered by the wind. The seeds are used as a raw material for Kampo medicine.
Common name: Plantago aristata, Scientific name: Plantago aristata, also known as: Geophyta plantain, largebracted plantain, place of origin: eastern / central part of the United States, life style: annual or biennial weed, alien species, plant height: 30 cm, leaf length: 15 cm, leaf shape: linear root leaf, leaf edge: wavy, inflorescence length : 1-15 cm, inflorescence pattern: 10-20 cm, flower head length: 0.2-0.3 cm, inflorescence shape: spikelet, flowering period: May-June, flower color: light yellowish white, fruit period: June to 7 Moon, fruit type: fruit, fruit shape: oval sphere to egg shape sphere, breeding ecology: wind flower.