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Desert Indianwheat, Lesan al hamal, rubla
Plantago ovata (Desert Indianwheat, Blond Psyllium; syn. Plantago brunnea Morris, Plantago fastigiata Morris, Plantago gooddingii A. Nels. & Kennedy, Plantago insularis Eastw., Plantago insularis Eastw. var. fastigiata (Morris) Jepson, Plantago insularis Eastw. var. scariosa (Morris) Jepson, Plantago minima A. Cunningham) is a medicinal plant native to Western Asia and Southern Asia. According to Calflora plantago ovate is native to California.[+]
It is a common source of psyllium seed husks, a material used as dietary fiber.
The plant can be found growing wild in the southwestern United States, where it is considered a possibly introduced species
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