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Plantaginaceae

Plantago, from the Latin planta sole of the foot, leaves often broad and pressed to the ground. Chiefly herbs, sometimes succulent; leaves alternate often forming a basal rosette, simple. Flowers in a terminal spike or head, chiefly 4-merous, distinct calyx and corolla, stamens epipetalous. Carpels 2; ovary superior; fruit a capsule or nut.