A total of 20 species in the Plantago genus have been recorded in Jordan. They are generally characterized by a rosette of basal leaves, several stalks, and spikes of small, 4-petaled flowers. Flowers bloom in sequence from the base to the apex of each spike, and the long stamens of newly developed flowers commonly form a ring around the spike.
Different plantain species occur in habitats ranging from humid highlands, including Ajloun and Jerash, to deserts such as the Eastern Desert.
Mostly spring and summer.