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Plantago lanceolata

Basic information
Scientific name Plantago lanceolata

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ヘラオオバコ
Common names Buckhorn plantain, ribgrass, ribwort, common plantain
Higher taxon Plantaginaceae, Plantaginales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Crop field, some kind of farm area, grassland, stream, urban area, vacancy, waterfront.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Middle 19 C
Route Accidental: Details unknown.
Impact Potentially: Competition with native plants, crops, lawn grasses. Parasite (insects, fungi, nematodes). Allergen of hay fever.
Affected organism: Native grasses, crops, lawn grass, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1981) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [III]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.