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Plantago major

Grand Plantain
Greater Plantain

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

brown

Flower size

3 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Ovate

Height

30-38 cm

Description

Trampling of livestock leads to compacted soil that favours Plantago major.

Flowers

The flowers on cylindrical spikes are numerous, yellowish-green with lilac anthers, becoming yellow with age.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base. Basal rosette, egg-shaped, broad, pointed on long stalks, undulated margins, 7 pronounced veins, 5-20 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing numerous small, oval seeds.

Medical

Leaves: traditionally to treat wounds, ulcers, bites or diarrhoea. It destroys a wide range of micro-organisms and stimulates the healing process. Seeds: for constipation.

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