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Doronicum plantagineum

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Doronicum plantagineum, the plantain-leaved leopard's-bane<ref name=BSBI07>Template:Cite web</ref> or plantain false leopardbane,<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> is a European plant species in the sunflower family. It is native to southeastern Europe from Greece and Italy to Ukraine and the Czech Republic.<ref>Altervista Flora Italiana, Doronico piantagineo, Wegerich-Gämswurz, stor gemsrot, Doronicum plantagineum L.</ref> There are reports of the species being naturalized in the State of Oregon in the northwestern United States.<ref>Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map</ref>

Doronicum plantagineum is a perennial herb up to 80 cm (2 feet) tall. Leaves are roundish, up to 11 cm (4.4 inches) long. The plant creates yellow flower heads one at a time, each up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter and containing both fay florets and disc florets.<ref>Flora of North America, Plantain-leaved leopard’s-bane, Doronicum plantagineum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 885. 1753. </ref>

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  • Doronicum plantagineum subsp. atlanticum (Rouy) Greuter
  • Doronicum plantagineum subsp. emarginatum (H.J.Coste) P.Fourn.
  • Doronicum plantagineum subsp. plantagineum
  • Doronicum plantagineum subsp. tournefortii (Rouy) Cout.

The Latin specific epithet plantagineum refers to the leaves of the plant which are similar to those of a plantain.<ref>W. T. Parsons, William Thomas Parsons and E. G. Cuthbertson Template:Google books</ref>

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