Maritima

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Sea Plantain - Plantago maritima

[IFBC-E-flora]

[E-flora]


Description

"Plantago maritima is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in)."
"It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to August, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant is self-fertile."
"It is noted for attracting wildlife."
"Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils."
"It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure." [PFAF]

Subtaxa present in B.C.


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Caution
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