Chiefly stemless aquatic or terrestrial herbs; leaves radical, spreading, ovate or linear, entire; flowers small, regular in bracted spikes or heads, rarely solitary on scapes or scape-like peduncles; fruit a pyxis or an indehiscent nutlet.

I. Plantago. (Tourn.) L.

1. P. major. L. Common Plantain.

2. P. major var. asiatica. (L.) Dene. Asiatic Plantain. (Introduced.)