Taxon: Plantago rugelii Decne.

Genus: Plantago
Subgenus: Plantago
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Plantagineae
Nomen number: 28794
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 13(1):700. 1852
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Jan-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • American plantain  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • blackseed plantain  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • pale plantain  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Rugel's plantain  (Source: F GPlains) - English
  • tanchagem-americano  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • transagem-americano  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder (sometimes ingredient of wild bird seed fide F Missouri)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (of cultivated & fallow fields fide F Missouri)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia


  • Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Brown, R. G. & M. L. Brown Herbaceous plants of Maryland. 1984 (HPl Mary)
  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Chester, E. W. et al. Atlas of Tennessee vascular plants. (Atlas Tenn)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Deam, C. C. Flora of Indiana. (F Indiana)
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harmon, P. J. et al. Checklist and atlas of the vascular flora of West Virginia. (Atlas WVa)
  • Jardín Botánico Nacional Flora de la República de Cuba. 1998- (F Cuba)
  • Jones, R. L. Plant life of Kentucky: an illustrated guide to the vascular flora. (F Kentucky)
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. & D. M. Ladd Distribution of Illinois vascular plants. 1978 (Atlas Ill)
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  • Ownbey, G. B. & T. Morley Vascular plants of Minnesota: a checklist and atlas. 1991 (L Minn)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. (F Carolin)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  • Smith, E. B. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas. 1978 (L Arkansas)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)
  • Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  • Weakley, A. S. Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and surrounding areas. (F Carol Virg Georg)
  • Wetter, M. A. et al. WISFLORA: Wisconsin vascular plant species (on-line resource). (F Wisconsin)
  • Wherry, E. T. et al. Atlas of the flora of Pennsylvania. (Atlas Penn)
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

Check other web resources for Plantago rugelii Decne. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image