Plant ID forum: is this a tobacco plant?

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lovetogarden
Jun 29, 2016 8:08 AM CST
Im not sure if this is a tobacco plant or a common weed, I planted virginia gold tobacco plants in that area.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 29, 2016 8:23 AM CST
It look like a kind of Plantago. Surely not tobacco Smiling
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Jun 29, 2016 6:25 PM CST
Looks like Plantago major, Broadleaf Plantain.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_major
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 29, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Gosh oh gee...the little devil on my left shoulder is telling me to type:
"Close, but no cigar!" Whistling *Blush*

But the little angel on my right shoulder insists I should be more serious and say that I agree I agree it looks like a type of Plantain/Plantago.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jun 29, 2016 7:00 PM CST
It does look like plantago, but I've never heard of a leaf as big as a hand before. Plantago rugelii and P. major are the common ones, and they top out at half that size (and are usually smaller).
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 29, 2016 11:01 PM CST
Base on wikipedia the leaves of Plantago major can be bigger. Maybe because of good condition and fertil soil Smiling

"Each leaf is oval-shaped, 5–20 cm long and 4–9 cm broad, rarely up to 30 cm long and 17 cm broad".

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantago_major
Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Jun 30, 2016 8:12 AM CST
Those leaf measurements include the leaf stem, but that is still a lot larger than I would ever have expected. So, perhaps....
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Jun 30, 2016 9:44 AM CST
As Feng suggested, the size of the plant depends on soil conditions. Here I have found them flowering with leaves not much longer than an inch to over six inches.
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Jun 30, 2016 10:39 PM CST
In good soil they can get huge.

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