|Plantago rhodosperma |
Item #: 3205
Height: up to 1 foot
Planting Rates: 20 sq. ft.
1 pkt. - $6.00
|for more info see Related Books|
Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region
Sometimes called Tallow Weed in South Texas. Cattle will fatten on
it in the spring time. You can find it and bluebonnets on places
where the good grasses had been taken by few centuries of cattle
grazing. In fact, we've often had these red seeds in native
wildflower harvests. We find them very interesting in that if they
get wet with rain or heavy dew they become mucilaginous …like chia.
Then, when dried again…they are stuck like glue. Sometimes to our
bluebonnet seeds or tarps or truck beds.
"Plantain is readily eaten by wildlife and all classes of Livestock
and contains high protein values during the winter. Native
Americans named it white man’s foot because it would appear in
large numbers wherever the soil had been disturbed." - Ricky Linex,
Range Plants of North Central Texas
photo by Juan Carlos Delgado C.