Plantago with spiky spikes!

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Plantago with spiky spikes!

Post by MWP admin » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:07 pm

A Plantago which seems to grow at coastal habitat. Any ideas
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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:14 pm

boq, no idea mwp
looks very strange

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:05 am

I have found Plantago bellardii 3 days ago, and it is not this plant. Should be one of the Coronopus agg. !? I will follow the plant for a developed infloroscence.
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Post by RB » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:55 am

I can't help in any way with the ID but just to point out that the fact that the leaves are rather leathery and thick does not mean much, as you know when some plants grow in an arid location and esp towards the end of the rainy season the leaves often develop in this manner to conserve water, while towards the start of the season the leaves would be softer and much thinner, and look considerably different.

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:21 pm

no idea, you have to teach us mwp :)

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:23 pm

There is a certain Plantago bombycina which I never saw... the leaves looks to be of the coronopus aggregate.
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Post by jackpot » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:34 pm

possibly P. macrorhiza

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