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Plantago maritima var. juncoides

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Plantago maritima var. juncoides
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Plantago maritima var. juncoides
Plantago maritima var. juncoides
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Plantago maritima var. juncoides

Species Name: Plantago maritima
Common Name: Sea Plantain, Goose-tongue

Grows well in small spaces, rock crevices, and is tolerant of ocean spray and marsh-like conditions. Summer flowers produce seeds which birds enjoy.

Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1.5' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Basal rosette with flower spike
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Pale yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: North and Central Coast, San Francisco Bay, northern Channel Islands, below 400'
Natural Habitat: Coastal bluffs, wet and saline places

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