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Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lancéolé
Ribwort Plaintain

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

brown

Flower size

4 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

60 cm

Description

Often found in open fields where soil is frequently disturbed by livestock.

Flowers

The flower spikes are borne on ridged stalks. Flowers are brown with pale yellow anthers.

Leaves

Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Basal rosette, linear to long, pointed, upright, 3-5 parallel veins, ribbed, with stalks.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing numerous small, oval seeds.

Edible

Leaves: young ones to be added to salads and used as a herbal tea.

Medical

Leaves: tea or syrup used as a cough medicine. Seeds: used as a gentle laxative.

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