dwarf plantain

noun

Definition of dwarf plantain

  1. 1 :  a small annual or sometimes biennial plantain (Plantago virginica) of North America with long soft hairs on the leaves and pale green or whitish flowers —called also hoary plantain, paleseed plantain, Virginia plantain

  2. 2 :  a small annual plantain (Plantago erecta) chiefly of California and Oregon with hairy needlelike leaves and minute translucent flowers —called also California plantain, dotseed plantain, foothill plantain

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1818

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1818


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