West Highland Flora

Buckshorn Plantain


Plantago coronopus

 

Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
28 Apr 2003 Handa Island

Frequent on exposed coasts, on rocks, shingle and cliff-tops.  Can also occur some way inland.

Inflorescence c 0.5-4 cm long.  Leaves 2-6 cm.

ID: Leaves usually with side lobes, unlike other Skye Plantago sp.  Occasionally very narrow and without lobes but never fleshy like Sea Plantain.

Other features: Flowerheads can be almost globular, or long-cylindrical, as these pictures show.  Stamens pale yellow.  Generally a smaller plant than other plantains.

 

Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye
Picture c 82 mm wide

  Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye
Picture c 25 mm wide


 

Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Jun 2002 Sumburgh, Shetland

  Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
28 Apr 2003 Handa Island
Flowerhead 9 mm tall ex stamens and stalk

 

Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
4 Apr 2003 North Berwick, E Lothian
Rosette 7.5 cm widest diameter

  Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
30 Jun 2002 Sumburgh, Shetland
 

This plant had leaves with red tips   and this one had red bracts

 

Plantago coronopus

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye
Old fruit-spike c 10 mm long


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