Plantago ovata Plantain
ANNUAL. Leaves in a basal rosette, narrow, pointed, hairy to
some degree (slightly fuzzy or covered in long white hair). Flowers
colorless to pale tan, in tight spikes on leafless stalks, March-April.
Common in full sun in gravelly, clayey soil throughout the Empires.
Seeds are glutinous when wet and help bind soil, reducing erosion.
FAMILY: Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)