Plantago ovata

Plantago ovata

Desert indian wheat

Previous scientific name(s): Plantago brunnea, Plantago fastigiata, Plantago gooddingii, Plantago insularis, Plantago insularis var. fastigiata

Formerly known as Plantago insularis. Drought tolerant annual; full sunlight to part shade. White inconspicuous flowers bloom January to May on dry plains and mesas. Easy to establish throughout its range.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 10 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Not Adapted
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
40.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
325,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
White
Blooming Season: 
Spring