Paleseed Plantain (Souther Plantain)

Scientific Name - Plantago virginica L.
Family - Plantaginaceae

Winter annual with basal leaves form a taproot. Leaves, densely-hairy, elliptic in shape with slightly toothed to nearly smooth leaf margins. Flowering stalk leafless, hollow, and terminates in a densely flowered spike without prominent linear bracts. Reproduces by seed. Found from Rhode Island to Florida, and west to Texas, California, Oregon and Hawaii. Also found in Canada, Mexico, South America, the West Indies and Japan.