Bracted Plantain

Scientific Name - Plantago aristata Michx.
Family - Plantaginaceae

Winter annual with basal leaves from a taproot. Leaves, softly hairy to smooth, linear, with smooth margins. Flowers in dense spike on hairy, leafless stalk. Numerous bracts, linear, extended outward from the flower spike. Reproduces by seed. Found in low maintenance turfgrasses in most southern states, north to Michigan, west to Texas, California, the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. Also found in Mexico.