Plantago aristata


Awl-aster, Large-bracted Plantain, Subulate-bracted Aster

Bracted Plantain

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter annual
Growth Habit: Basal rosette clumps
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire or slightly toothed
Leaf Hairs: Long silky hairs at the base
Leaf Structure: Lanceolate, narrow parallel-veined, wider at the base
Leaf Arrangement: Basal rosette
Root Type: Thick, short woody underground stem with fibrous roots
Flower Color: Flower spikes have conspicuous hairy bracts


Similar Species

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Isoxaben, Mesotrione
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Chlorsulfuron, Clopyralid, Dicamba, Fluroxypyr, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Sulfentrazone, Triclopyr

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.