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Other WildflowerPlantago sp.

Plantain at Mount Mugga Mugga

Plantago sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019

Identification history

Other Wildflower Plantago sp. 12 Jan 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Other Wildflower Plantago sp. 9 Jan 2019 BettyDonWood
Other Wildflower Plantago debilis 8 Jan 2019 Mike
Other Wildflower Plantago varia 8 Jan 2019 Mike

3 comments

   9 Jan 2019
The Plantnet key separates varia (and gaudichaudii) from debilis (and hispida) on sepal length (2.8-3.5 mm in varia and 1.5-3 mm in debilis) and on the colour of the hairs in the axils of the leaves (tufts of red-brown or deep golden brown hairs 2-6 mm long in varia and varia and short whitish or yellowish hairs in debilis).
If Michael and Mike are disagreeing about the general look of this plant, then these characters need to be looked at.
I am suggesting Plantago sp. in the interim)
Mike wrote:
   9 Jan 2019
I changed my initial ID because of the length of the flower head but having looked at other sightings I don't think this is a reliable diagnostic. In fact I am more confused than ever. On looking at APNI I think botanists have had trouble with this group of species.
   9 Jan 2019
According to Plantnet. Spike in varia is 3-11 cm lomhg. Spike in debilis is 4-10 cm long. Elongating to 30 cm long in seed.
I personally ID on sight using the number of flowers on a spike- fewer in debilis, more in varia. However neither on the online krys mention this character,

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019 Rumex crispus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019 Austrocynoglossum suaveolens at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019 Tragopogon dubius at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019 Rumex conglomeratus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018 Rumex crispus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018 Vittadinia gracilis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018 Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018 Ranunculus papulentus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018 Cracticus torquatus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018 Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018 Clania ignobilis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018 Oiketicus sp. (genus) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018 Clynotis severus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018 Cryptandra amara at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Oct 2018 Lemna disperma at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2018 Nephila edulis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2017 Typha sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 13 Mar 2017 Lichenomphalia chromacea at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Oct 2016 Corvus coronoides at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016 Chenonetta jubata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016 Calotis lappulacea at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016 Limnodynastes peronii at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016 Astroloma humifusum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Aug 2015 Centaurea calcitrapa at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Mar 2013
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Rumex crispus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Austrocynoglossum suaveolens at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Tragopogon dubius at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Jan 2019
Rumex conglomeratus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018
Rumex crispus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 2 Dec 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Vittadinia gracilis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Ranunculus papulentus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Nov 2018
Cracticus torquatus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 23 Oct 2018
Unidentified Moth (Lepidoptera) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Clania ignobilis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Oiketicus sp. (genus) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Clynotis severus at Mount Mugga Mugga - 12 Oct 2018
Cryptandra amara at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Oct 2018
Lemna disperma at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Feb 2018
Nephila edulis at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 May 2017
Typha sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 13 Mar 2017
Lichenomphalia chromacea at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Oct 2016
Corvus coronoides at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016
Chenonetta jubata at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Sep 2016
Calotis lappulacea at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016
Limnodynastes peronii at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Mar 2016
Astroloma humifusum at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Aug 2015
Centaurea calcitrapa at Mount Mugga Mugga - 6 Mar 2013

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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