In search of flowers in the Northeast

Plantain Family: Plantaginaceae

This family is, admittedly, a hodge-podge. Based on genetic evidence, several families were broken apart and recombined to form new groups.  As of today, the Plantain Family groups similar flowering plants like snap dragon, turtlehead, butter and eggs, and foxglove with some not-so-obvious relatives such as broadleaf plantain and speedwell.

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