This is another common species, recognized by its broad, widely elliptical, more or less prostrate leaves. The leaves narrow abruptly to the petiole (unlike the leaves of the similar Mexican Plantain (Plantago subnuda, see below), which narrow gradually towards the petiole). The flowers are in spikes, that are less crowded towards the bottom. There are comparatively few flowering stems. Another difference from Mexican Plantain is that the leaves are glabrous, while those of Mexican Plantain can be sparsely hairy.