American plantain (Plantago rugelii)

Plantago rugelii is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family, Plantaginaceae. It is native to North America, where it occurs in eastern Canada and the central and eastern United States. Its common names include American plantain, blackseed plantain, pale plantain, and Rugel’s plantain. The generic name Plantago is from the Latin planta (“footprint”) and the species name rugelii honors Ferdinand Ignatius Xavier Rugel (1806-1