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Mid-Summer Plants of Interest

 

Stan Stebbs/Wikipedia/PR Extension

Wooly Plantain

"Now that the alyssum has dried up and is no longer prevalent, a couple new plants have taken over the range," according to Powder River Extension Agent Mary Rumph. Primarily found in introduced pastures, Woolly Plantain, aka "Indianwheat", is a short fuzzy looking grey-ish forb about 3-5" in height. It has linear leaves and sends up a spike like seed head. It is an annual, native plant most abundant in the year following a wet fall. It is not a serious weed. Abundance may be an indicator of deteriorated range condition. The plant furnishes little forage for cattle and big game anima...



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